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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 cec@manawanui.org.nz

Coming up

Manawanui Meets 2022 - WELLINGTON

Register now for our FREE in person workshop. Individualised Funding is a way of managing your disability support funding, giving you more control and flexibility. Want to find out more? Join our interactive and engaging in-person workshop to gain a confident grasp of Individualised Funding, covering what is Individualised Funding, who’s eligible, recruitment, purchasing and more. We’re your local experts in supporting people with self-directed disability funding options, and New Zealand’s leading host provider of Individualised Funding. If you have government funding for disability support, and want choice, flexibility and control over how you use your funding and who provides your support, then it is likely you will want to take a look at Individualised Funding.

3PM - 4PM

Self-Directed Funding Workshop 2022 - HAWKE'S BAY

Come along to our FREE Workshop on Self-Directed Funding! Hear from professionals with years of expertise in disability funding about the benefits of Self Direction and how you can take control of your support needs and design a life that works for you. You can also come and chat with current funding users and hear about their direct life experience and the changes they see since being on Individualised Funding. This event is suitable for everyone to attend, is completely accessible and will have tea/coffee and kai provided.

11AM - 3PM