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Disability/Special Needs

Disability/Special Needs

111 TXT

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 111
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
An emergency 111 TXT service for people with hearing or speech difficulties.Do you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone? Register now for the 111 TXT service so you can contact Fire, Ambulance or Police in an emergency. For more information and registration, visit www.police.govt.nz/111-txt

Achilles International New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 021 780 067
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Whangarei
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Achilles International New Zealand is for anyone of any age with a disability who wants to get moving and is welcome to become a member of Achilles International New Zealand. Membership fee is $50

Autism New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 288 476
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Autism New Zealand work with autistic people and the wider autism community (including family/whanau, caregivers and health professionals) to help support, inform, and educate. Let Autism New Zealand take every step with you.

Blind Low Vision NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 1199
    0800 243 333
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 277 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Blind Low Vision NZ is the main provider of practical and emotional support for people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision.BLVNZ equips people with the skills needed to participate fully in society, which includes support in living independently and getting around, help with technology and ways to continue reading and communicating, and advice on employment.

Care on Call

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost, Other
  • Telephone 0800 664 422
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
Care on Call provide in home care services to those in need . This includes supporting people with personal care, companionship and a range of household tasks. Care on Call also offer specialised services such as Dementia care, end of life support and rehabilitation services. Care On Call provides Ministry of Health and ACC funded services as well as privately paid support.

CCS Disability Action

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 1899
    0800 227 2255
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 291 Kamo Road, Whau Valley, Whangarei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
CCS Disability Action provide support, advice and information relating to disability.They offer a range of services for disabled people and their family and whānau. All of their support services (with the exception of Mobility Parking) are free.To access their services please get in touch with them directly to discuss your needs and what they can offer you.

Cerebral Palsy Society

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 503 603
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The Cerebral Palsy Society is a member-based organisation that strives to enhance the lives of children, young adults and adults, with Cerebral Palsy, and their families and whanau. They run a variety of programmes and services for their members – from e-cards to subsidise taxi travel and physical activities, to grants, member events and support networks.

Children with Disability

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 021 209 1484
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 30 Halifax Drive, Waipu 0503
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Children with Disability is a charity that provides online support (via Facebook Messenger) for families with children with disabilities. Their purpose is to include every disabled child in everything that an able-bodied person can do. They run events for children with disabilities. Please visit their website for information about upcoming events.

Deaf Aotearoa Northland

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone 0800 332 322
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 1A Deveron Street, Kensington, Whangārei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Deaf Aotearoa is a Deaf-led, not-for-profit organisation that focuses on promoting awareness of, access to and advancement of New Zealand Sign Language - to help strengthen the rights of Deaf people and give them the confidence to be an active part of society. They provide services to Deaf people and information on a range of services for Deaf. They work with businesses and organisations to provide information and resources.All services are free, excluding some interpreting services which may incur a cost.

Disability Connect

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 636 0351
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Disability Connect provides: • Direct information and advice by phone and email• Seminars and workshops• A Monday night Parents Support Group via Zoom. Please visit their website for more information.

Dyslexia Plus

  • Cost of Service Low Cost, Other
  • Telephone (09) 430 0693
  • Address Civic Arcade (Upstairs), 37 Bank Street, Whangārei
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
Dyslexia PLUS is a not-for-profit association of parents, teachers, assessors and others who are interested in, and involved with, advancing the educational and general well-being of children and adults with specific learning disabilitiesDyslexia PLUS offers:• Professional assessment of dyslexia / specific learning disabilities• Individual, tailor-made lessons for members • Parent Support events • Specialised Library Resources; members can buy keys to access this.Open Fridays.

Emerge Aotearoa

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 470 3530
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 39 Norfolk Street, Whangarei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Emerge Aotearoa provides a wide range of community-based mental health, addiction, disability support and social housing services nationwide. They believe that everyone is capable of living full and rich lives in their communities of choice. In every aspect of their work they are committed to helping their service users be the best they can be.

Empowerment Trust

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 543 769
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Empowerment Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to teach people of all ages and abilities the skills to keep themselves physically and emotionally safe with people they know and don't know.

Far North Disabilities Resource Centre

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 408 0867
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 4 Redan Road, Kaitaia 00481
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Far North Disabilities Resource Center provides information and support in developing skills to participate in the community. These skills include Vocational and Life Skill training and Rehabilitation Services. They breakdown barriers to employing people with disability.

Forget-Me-Not Community Adult Day Centre

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 437 1144
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 110 Boundary Road, Tikipunga, Whangārei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
Forget-Me-Not Adult Day Centre is a day-care service which is available to adults of all ages (this includes those who are young with disabilities, the elderly and frail and those with memory loss or other disabilities). They provide quality day-care that enhances the welfare not only of the clients but also of the carers and families who look after their loved ones at home on a 24 hour a day basis.Their services are free with referral from DHB, ACC, MOH etc.

GoodLife Projects Charitable Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 021 298 0266
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 311 State Highway 1, Kaitaia
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
GoodLife Projects is a charitable trust in Kaitaia. They are developing and delivering projects that provide space and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be included in the communities workforce.

Health & Disability Commissioner's Office

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 112 233
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The role of the Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of health and disability consumers (pursuant to the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994) and to facilitate the fair, simple, speedy and efficient resolution of complaints. Brochures are available detailing the rights under the Code and how to lodge a complaint. This is a nationwide service.

Human Rights Commission (HRC)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 496 877
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
HRC's purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. They work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. HRC has the power to resolve disputes relating to unlawful discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against please contact the Commission. Language Line interpreting service and sign language interpreters are available.

IDEA Services

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 470 2000
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 151 Bank Street, Regent, Whangārei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
IDEA Services provides support for people with intellectual disabilities so they can live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community. They provide residential and supported living services.Referral required.

IHC

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 022 017 3285
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 151 Bank Street, Regent, Whangārei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
IHC advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with intellectual disabilities and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.
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