Government Information

Below are links to services offered by the various government agencies.

+ Capital and Coast District Health Board

+ Ministry of Health

About Disability Support Services




If you or someone you care for needs support because of a disability, you'll need to talk to a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service (NASC).

Types of Disability Support

People with autism spectrum disorder can access a range of disability support services to enable them to live everyday lives and to connect with the wider community. Behaviour Support Services work with a disabled person and their support network to reduce the impact of the person's challenging behaviour. Child Development Services provide early intervention for preschool children who have disabilities or are not achieving developmental milestones. Community day services help disabled adults who can't find work to take part in their community and improve their personal skills by providing access to regular meaningful social contact and stimulating activities. Community Residential Support Services assist disabled people to live in a supported community environment. The Ministry can provide different kinds of support if you have a disability. This includes equipment and modifications to your home or vehicle to help with your everyday activities. Funded Family Care is Ministry of Health funding for some eligible disabled people over the age of 18 with high or very high needs so that they can pay family members they live with to help you with personal care and/or household tasks. The Ministry's Hearing and Vision Services provide free or subsidised equipment to people with disabilities, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and spectacles. Home and Community Support Services are funded by the Ministry to support disabled people to live at home. They can help with both household management and personal care. Individualised Funding enables disabled people to directly manage the resources they have been allocated for disability supports. The new model is a new way of supporting disabled people. It gives them more choice and control over supports and funding in their everyday lives. Respite services and carer support help full-time caregivers of disabled people take some time out for themselves, while ensuring the disabled person continues to get the care and support they need.
Firstport Respite support by region
Supported Living is a service that helps disabled people to live independently by providing support in those areas of their life where help is needed.

+ ACC Disability Information

+ Ministry of Social Development

+ Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)

+ Lotteries Grants Board

Physical Address
110 Rimu Road
Kapiti Coast
Centre Hours
Monday to Friday 
9:00am to 3:00pm
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand

Phone Number
04 298 2914