About Us

We promote and facilitate the local provision of impartial health and disability information and resource services

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Knowledge is power...
information is the key

Our Vision

A society where all citizens lead good lives.

Our Principles

We are proud that our Principles reflect and endorse the Vision and Principles of Enabling Good Lives.

The Federation’s core Principles are:

  • Self-determination
  • Beginning early
  • Person-centred
  • Ordinary life outcomes
  • Mainstream first
  • Mana enhancing
  • Easy to use
  • Relationship building

Our Objectives

Our objective is to provide impartial information and advisory services, through a network of independent community Centres nationwide that operate according to established National Standards.

The Federation holds formal working protocols with the following strategically associated organisations, in order to network and overcome perceived funding and service overlaps.

  • Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA)
  • Enable New Zealand
  • Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination Association (NASCA),
  • Carers New Zealand
  • New Zealand Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux Inc (NZACAB)

These relationships also assist in identifying service gaps and opportunities, as does the Federation’s facility of consistent New Zealand wide service statistics.

Collectively, our Centres service over 450,000 client enquiries each year for generic disability information needs.

Our Executive Team

Our Members

We promote and facilitate the local provision of impartial health and disability information and resource services

Become a Member

Being a Member of the Federation gives you exclusive access to a range of opportunities that will help to enhance your service provision and strengthen your business capabilities.

An affiliate membership with The Federation will enable you to tap into a range of organisations and experience across the country that will allow you to:

  • Create the ability for you to rapidly pivot your service and engagement model to adapt as the sector transforms. The speed and cost-effectiveness of the ability to pivot compared to other service channels will be measurable and demonstrable to funders
  • Tap into collaborative models that provide you with the ability to rapidly extend reach and allow you to add services on demand
  • Add new contacts and information not currently on your existing database that tap into the collective expertise across the country adding value to your offering.
  • Access discounted conferences, workshops, seminars, and online training via the Federation Academy – an online portal being developed for training modules that are relevant to our industry.
  • Be part of a national collective that influences change-makers and lobbies for positive system transformation of disability services.