Confirming a Connector
Someone you know could be confirmed as your Connector.
Anyone in your life can walk alongside you to talk about what you want to do.
But if you choose to have someone you know to be your Connector, and to be paid to do this, we need to make sure they have the skills to support you as a connector.
Why the process?
The reason this process is necessary is to make sure the person you want as your Connector:
is not employed by, or has a close association with, an organisation that provides disability support
understands and can apply the Enabling Good Lives vision and principles
understands the role of a Connector.
Process for confirming someone you know
A disabled person, or their representative, makes contact with the Director (or Manager) of the Mana Whaikaha Kaitūhono/Connectors’ team to tell them they want to use someone they know as a Connector:
- Phone 027 214 7420
- Email Lorna.Sullivan@manawhaikaha.co.nz.
Meeting with Director or Manager:
the purpose of the meeting is to assess the person’s understanding of the EGL vision and principles and how to apply these.
Director or Manager makes a decision:
the Director or Manager communicates their decision
if you disagree with the decision, you can ask for the decision to be reviewed.
Once the person has been confirmed as your personal Connector, you, your Connector and the Director make an agreement about how this will work:
the agreement will set out what your Connector will do
how and when your Connector will be paid.
If you want to discuss having someone you know confirmed as your Connector, contact us:
Phone 0800 626 255 (0800 MANA55)