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Disability Support Services conducted two online surveys during October and November 2016. We received 1,268 responses to the family/whānau respite survey and 50 responses to the provider survey. The survey responses have been used to inform the development of Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017–...
Feedback from people living in Ministry of Health funded residential services for people with disabilities
The survey tool was based on the Schalock Quality of Life Framework adapted for the New Zealand environment. Seventeen people with disabilities conducted face to face interviews with 332 people living in residential services in the Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington areas. While the overall satisfaction with services was relatively high...
This is a final report that brings together the evaluation findings about the individual components of the Demonstration of the New Model for Supporting Disabled People (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and examines them in light of the New Model’s strategic intent. That is, to increase choice and control for disabled people over the support they...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Housing & Homelessness, Social Services, Healthcare, Disability
This report is a summary of findings from the first 12 months of the Choice in Community Living (CiCL) demonstration project. The evaluation has aimed to help key stakeholders involved in its development and implementation by providing information about how activities are working and identifying issues for further consideration. The...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Healthcare, Disability
This report follows on from a 2012 evaluation of local area coordination in New Zealand. The primary aim is to help key stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of the New Model Demonstration Project by providing information about how activities are working and identifying issues for further consideration. While...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Community Development, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Whānau Ora, Disability, Māori, Older People, Information & Communications Technology, Innovation
The Commission has been asked to look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services. This will include how agencies identify the needs of people who use the services, how they choose organisations to provide the services, and how the contracts between agencies and organisations work.
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Support Groups, Voluntary & Community, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Healthcare, Disability
This report, written towards the end of the three-year demonstration of the New Model for Supporting Disabled People, draws on information to assess the extent to which the components of the New Model have contributed to increasing choice and control for disabled people over the way they live and the support they receive. It also...
Topics: Evaluation, Self-Advocacy, Support Groups, Community Development, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Income & Wealth, Social Services, Caregivers, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Disability
Funded Family Care is a Ministry of Health-funded support option that was introduced in October 2013 to enable some disabled people with high or very high needs to pay a family member, who would otherwise be excluded, to provide personal care and household management supports. A year after the policy came into place the Ministry of...
This report examines how well students with special education needs are included in New Zealand schools. The report provides an update on progress towards meeting the Government target that, by the end of 2014, 80 percent of New Zealand schools will be doing a good job and none should be doing a poor job of including and supporting...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Education & Training, Impact on Education, Healthcare, Disability, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
The 2013 Disability Survey is going to collect information about both: disabled people people who do not have a disability. The information will help us know: how many disabled people live in New Zealand what kinds of disabilities people have how people became disabled what kind of support people need how much support people need....
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