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Disability Support Services


Access Community Health

Access Community Health offers tailored support for your needs. What is it you need to enjoy quality of life for you or your loved one? Call us and have a chat. All our support workers train for NZQA certificates, receive ongoing training, and have a diverse range of skills. We support people to enjoy as much independence as possible, so we can be your helping hand.

Level 3, 93 Rangitikei Street
Palmerston North

Phone: 0508 123 010
Email: referral_enquiry@access.org.nz
Website: Leading NZ Home Healthcare & Support - Access Community Health (external website)


Best Care Whakapai Hauora Charitable Trust

We are a non-profit primary health, social service and disability support provider, owned and operated by Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the iwi Authority for Rangitāne o Manawatū based in Palmerston North. We help disabled people and whānau stay healthy and well, offering treatment and rehabilitation services, access to home support services, decision making where required, and advocacy. 

140-148 Maxwells Line
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 353 6385
Email: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz

Blind Foundation NZ

If you, a family member or friend, is blind or experiencing sight loss, we can provide the support needed to help you face your future with confidence. You might wish to access our popular Library Service or learn some tips to help at home. We also encourage independence through showing you how to get around. If you’re employed or seeking employment or study options, we can help with that too.

49 Walding Street
Palmerston North

Phone: 0800 24 33 33
Email: GeneralEnquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.blindfoundation.org.nz (external website)

Brain Injury Central Districts

The organisation promotes a quality of life that maximises potential, choice and independence for people with acquired brain injury, their family, whānau, and carers. Liaison Officers works with people to affected by brain injury by listening, assisting people to understand and manage the changes, providing information and access to resources and to overcome obstacles.

Hancock House
77-85 King St,
Palmerston North.

Phone: 06 354 3540
Email: admin@braininjurycd.org.nz
Website: https://www.brain-injury.nz (external website)


Care on Call

Care on Call works with families to design in home support care that is right for each family. Care on Call has home care help covering the Manawatu, Whanganui, Horowhenua, Rangitikei and Tararua regions.

5 Matthews Ave,
Palmerston North, 4444

Phone: 0800 336 636
Email: central@careoncall.co.nz
Website: www.careoncall.co.nz (external website)


Choices are committed to helping people enjoy the most fulfilling, independent life possible and achieve the goals they set themselves. Our Coaching Services are simple to use, flexible, and we put you first, so you get the assistance and mentoring you need to gain greater independence and to reach your goals. Choices draw on 70 years’ experience supporting people with disabilities, and with a national support team providing the best clinical advice, you can have confidence partnering with Choices and taking control of the everyday aspects of your life.

Phone: 027 569 5626 
Email: talktous@choicesnz.org.nz
Website: https://www.choicesnz.org.nz/ (external website)

Community Connections-Manawatu/Wanganui

Community Connections is a supported living provider that assist people to live the way they choose within the community of their choice. We have been operating for over 10 years in the North Island. We offer supported living and individual residential support to anyone who wants to be in control of their support. We also offer a Community Network service where people with disability are supported to support each other.

619 Main Street
Palmerston North, 4414

Phone: 06 213 7870
Email: admin.manawatu@ccslt.org.nz
Website: https://www.ccslt.org.nz/ (external website)

Connect Interpreting

Connect is a nationwide, independent, and professional New Zealand Sign Language interpreting service, established since 2003. We have managed thousands of interpreting requests and all our booking staff are highlyqualified interpreters who use their skills to match the right interpreter for your job. We run an internship programme, and provide training and supervision to interpreters.

PO Box 52-289
Auckland 1021

Phone: 021 961815
Email: booknz@connectinterpreting.co.nz
Website: http://www.connectinterpreting.co.nz/  (external website)

Creative Journeys Ltd (CJ’s Hub)

Creative Journeys is a social arts & performance hub where people with intellectual and physical disabilities develop and explore their creative talents, whatever that may look like. At Creative Journeys we embrace difference and encourage choice, creating programmes that incorporate all the arts, and build self-esteem. The biggest goal is to get messy, laugh and make friends.

47 The Square
Square Edge Building
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 355 5947
Email: creative@xtra.co.nz

CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action is a nationwide organisation that is committed to providing support, advocacy and information for all people with disabilities. In MidCentral we work to ensure everyone gets individualised support, with a special emphasis on supporting isolated rural communities. We know how important it is to be flexible and to listen to people we support, and are responsive and adaptable.

248 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 357 2119 or 0800 227 2255
Email: Manawatu@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz
Website: www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz (external website)


Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the voice of Deaf New Zealanders, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand. Their services are available to deaf people throughout their lives, from early childhood access to New Zealand Sign Language and transitioning from school to greater independence, to employment support and assistance with accessing equipment.

Phone: 0800 332 322
Email: national@deaf.org.nz
Website: www.deaf.org.nz (external website)


Deafradio has a range of different NZSL services all focused on improving Deaf peoples’ access to information. These include translation, an English grammar check service and the polishing up of emails, letters or reports. We also have Infowave to make information in public spaces, like museums, fully NZSL accessible.We can create new NZSL resources as we have our own equipment and expertise.

PO Box 52-289
Auckland 1021

Phone: 022 533 2372
Email: hello@deafradio.co.nz
Website: http://deafradio.co.nz/  (external website)



Epilepsy New Zealand believes no one with epilepsy should go it alone.  With support from stakeholders, Epilepsy New Zealand works on a national scale delivering services that will reduce the chronic health impacts experienced by New Zealanders of all ages living with epliepsy.

Phone: 0800 37 45 37
Email: national@epilepsy.org.nz
Website: www.epilepsy.org.nz (external website)


Geneva Healthcare

Geneva Healthcare specialise in aged care, illness, injury, and disability support.  Our qualified, security-checked and certified workers are carefully selected to match peoples’ needs, and support them to live their best life living independently and be connected to the community. We will be there to support you so you can do what you love doing, and achieve what’s important to you.

Geneva Healthcare Head Office (nationwide services)
Level 2, 139 Quay Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: 0800 436 382
Email: info@genevahealth.com
Website: https://www.genevahealth.com/About-Us  (external website)


HealthCare NZ

Our Disabilty Support reflects our belief that all New Zealanders deserve to be as independent as possbile by creating a personalised approach that fits in with their life.

Phone: 0800 002 722
Email: info@healthcarenz.co.nz
Website: www.healthcare.co.nz (external website)


Healthvision is a home-based healthcare agency that supports people who require assistance at home due to injury, illness or disability for the short or long-term, 24 hours per day to a few hours per week.

Ground Floor,
162 Broadway Avenue,
Palmerston North 4410

Phone: 0800 637 006
Email: service@healthvision.co.nz

Horowhenua Learning Centre (HLC)

HLC is a community-owned charitable trust, established in 1985 to address social issues, by helping people in our community achieve employment. With offices in Levin, Palmerston North and Kapiti, HLC provides a pathway to employment through a secure and supportive training environment for individuals that aligns with their aspirations and goals, and by being closely aligned to local industry.

PO Box 582
Levin 5540

Phone: 06 368 1095
Email: enquiries@hlc.ac.nz
Website: https://www.hlc.ac.nz/  (external website)


IDEA Services

IDEA Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHC New Zealand. We have 70 years’ experience providing specialist support to people with intellectual disabilities, ensuring people have great experiences and opportunities, and receive services that make a difference in their lives. We offer quality, specialist, intensive support – including 24/7 support – in the following service areas: Residential Services; Vocational Services; Supported Living; Aged Care support; Specialist Services. 

IDEA Services
1 Fitzherbert Ave
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 353 5780
Email: central@idea.org.nz
Website: https://ihc.org.nz/egl  (external website)


Lavender Blue Nursing and Homecare Agency Palmerston North

Lavender Blue Nursing and Homecare Agency provides in-home support and services

Phone: 06 353 7218
Website: http://www.lavenderblue.co.nz/our-company.html (external website)

Lonsdale Total Care Centre

We are a Residential Aged Care facility offering daycare, respite and permanent placement facilities. We have a Registered Nurse on site 24/7 and a diversional therapist five days per week who tries to match the programme to your interest and needs. We offer respite care booked in advance and if there’s a crisis and we know you, we’ll step in to provide emergency respite if we can possibly help.

14 Robinson Street

Phone: 06 363 8498
Email: admin@lonsdalehospital.co.nz
Website: http://lonsdalehospital.co.nz/  (external website)



Manawanui is the pioneer and leading facilitator of Self-Directed Funding in New Zealand. Whether you need help with recruiting, budgeting and being an employer, want a hassle-free payment system or are looking for a proven and trusted payroll partner, we have an option to suit you. Manawanui supports you to manage your funding which can be done online through our app, when you want.

2 Parkhead Place
Auckland 0632

Phone: 0508 462 427
Email: info@manawanui.org.nz
Website: https://manawanui.org.nz/  (external website)

MASH Trust

MASH work in partnership relationships, advocating the philosophy of a person-centred/directed service delivery between the person and their family/whānau.  MASH is a not-for-profit organisation supporting disabled people and their family/whānau by working together to achieve great lives.  

180 Cuba Street
Palmerston North 4410

Phone: 0800 6274 878
Email: enquire@mashtrust.org.nz
Website: http://www.mashtrust.org.nz/en-US/ (external website)


An online platform where the people willing to help can meet the people needing help. Find and employ support workers and volunteers on a secure website. With thousands of people registered with Mycare, it is New Zealand’s largest online community for home support services.

Phone: 0800 677 700
Email: hello@mycare.co.nz
Website: www.mycare.co.nz (external website)


Ngā Moemoeā Services

We are a provider that has been setup to provide individuals with disabilities and their whānau to support them with managing their personal budgets and individualised support packages. 

Our vision is that individuals and whānau have confidence and resilience to fulfil their dreams and make them a reality. Our mission is to empower those whānau and individuals to become self-managing by aligning with the 8 principles of 'enabling good lives'.

Co-Founders Vivienne and Kylie
Phone: 022 647 2800
Email: ngamoemoeaservices@gmail.com

Download a flyer for Ngā Moemoeā Services (PDF, 185 KB)


Ocean View Residential Care

Ocean View Residential Care is on the beachfront and our residents enjoy spectacular views and sunsets as well as wonderful sea air! The facility welcomes all who come here permanently, or for respite, as part of a level of care and support that we would afford our own loved ones. We strive to maintain your happiness and will support your independence but also your safety; and your privacy.

56 – 58 Marine Parade
Otaki Beach, Otaki

Phone: 06 364 7399
Email: oceanviewotaki@xtra.co.nz

One2One Aotearoa

One2One Aotearoa is a newly established provider of individualised and flexible supports to people with disability (tāngata whaikaha) and their family/whānau in MidCentral DHB region. One2One will support people with all types of disability to remain living in their family/whānau home, live with a host family or move into their own home in the community. One2One is committed to work in partnership with each person with disability to plan and receive supports that meet their individual needs and preferences from people that they choose and trust.

73-74 The Square
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 355 1323
Email: admin@one2one.nz
Website: https://www.one2one.nz/ (external website)


Options offer a range of support including learning new skills, moving out of home through to work opportunities. The Enabling Good Lives approach and principles match our values and vision of welcoming and inclusive communities.  Our person-centred approaches put the person at the centre of all decision making. Each person’s support is co-created with them and can change as circumstances change.

31 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410

Phone: 06 353 2242
Email: mike@options.org.nz
Website: http://www.tautoko.org.nz/ (external website)


Raukawa Whanau Ora Ltd

Raukawa Whanau Ora is a kaupapa Maori organisation that imbeds kaupapa tuku iho (inherited values) to deliver whanau-centred services – health, social & educational services. The organisation delivers from a Whanau Ora approach to provide services to all who wish to utilise them. We work with individuals and their whanau, providing free, confidential services.

3 Keepa Street
Levin 5510

Phone: 06 368 8678
Email: liatg@rwo.nz



Seeflow provides professional NZSL translation and other language services for Deaf people.
If you have received a letter, email or other document written in English, Seeflow can translate this for you within 24 hours, or 3 days if less urgent. The translation is checked by both native Deaf NZSL users and qualified NZSL interpreters to make sure it is the highest quality possible.

PO Box 52-289
Auckland 1021

Phone: 022 533 2372
Email: access@seeflow.co.nz
Website: https://www.seeflow.co.nz/ (external website)


SPELADD is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in assessing, tutoring and mentoring for those with learning disabilities (including dyslexia, attention deficit disorders and high functioning autism), their whanau and their schools. 

Email: speladd@xtra.co.nz  

Strive Rehabilitation Manawatu

Strive has nearly two decades of experience in providing community-based rehabilitation in partnership with people who have acquired brain injury. This includes personalised programmes, pre-vocational programmes and supported employment, supported independent living and home management. It’s available to people from 16 years onwards, who have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury.

38 West Street
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 354 6728
Email: info@striverehabilitationpn.org.nz
Website: http://www.striverehabilitationpn.org.nz/ (external website)  


Tautoko Support Services – Options

Tautoko Support Services - Options provide a range of services- Supported Living, Participation and Inclusion, Transition from School and Supported Employment Services. All supports are individually tailored to assist each person to develop their lifestyle choices. Our Options teams work in the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, and Tararua regions.

31 Princess Street,
Palmerston North 4410

Phone: 04 233 0164
Email: info@tautoko.org.nz


Vaka Tautua

Vaka Tautua is a national “by Pacific for Pacific” health and social service provider. Vaka Tautua delivers Disability Advice and Support in a culturally appropriate way for Pacific families throughout New Zealand. We provide navigation and advice, walking alongside families with disability.

Phone: 0800 825 252
Email: administration@vakatautua.co.nz
Website: https://www.vakatautua.co.nz/ (external website)



Connecting the right people to the right jobs.  Workbridge helps thousands of Kiwis with disabilities or health conditions connect with great employers, every year.  And we do it free of charge.  We have more than 75 employment consultants around the country, who can help you get a full–time, part-time or casual role that suits you. 

Level 1,
85 The Square
Palmerston North

Phone: 0508 858 858 (Free phone) 
Email: manawatu@workbridge.co.nz
Website: https://workbridge.co.nz/ (external website)