These community meetings are perfect for people wishing to learn more about disability funding options and navigating the funding process.

We will explain what self-directed and individualised funding entails, how they differ from central funding, and the pros and cons of each.

We can also answer any questions you have on needs assessment, whether you qualify for funding, and any other considerations.

These meets are designed for:

  • People with disabilities and their families/whanau who are navigating fundings
  • People recently assessed by a NASC or DHB and now considering funding options
  • Anyone who supports people with disabilities such as community and church groups, schools and early learning centres
  • Anyone interested in how the health framework supports people with disabilities

The Meets are FREE and full of impartial information - and provide an opportunity to ask questions in a safe environment.

If there isn't a Manawanui Meets listed for your area, feel free to ring us with your queries on 0508 462 427- or email

Coming up

Self-Directed Funding Wānanga - Tāmaki Makaurau

Hosted by Ōpōtiki local Maude Maxwell, this wānanga will provide a deep understanding of what difference Self-Directed funding can make to a person and their whānau when it comes to supporting a disability. Learn how to take control of the resources available to you, to enable a good life filled with the things that matter to you. There will be tea/coffee and kai to support the kōrero so register and come along, you'll leave feeling nourished and invigorated with knowledge to take charge of your supports.

9AM - 4PM

EGL Planning Workshop - WAIRARAPA

The Enabling Good Lives Approach, Mana Whaikaha and Individualised Funding, all mention the importance of having a clear and comprehensive plan. But knowing why you need a plan, where to start and what to include, isn’t always obvious. Manawanui in collaboration with Good Lives Wairarapa, are hosting a workshop that will give you a proper foundation to be able to create a plan, that will clear the pathway to a good life and make working with disability organisations a whole lot easier. We’re inviting anyone who is interested in planning or wants a bit of help to get a plan in place. You don’t need to have funding already in place, all you need to do is register using the link below and show up on the day.

10AM - 2PM