New Zealand's trusted disability support service

Supporting disabled people and their whānau.

Together, wherever you’re going. 
Haere tonu tātau.

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The Services We Provide

NZCL is dedicated to enabling disabled people to live good lives, with the support of a range of services including residential support, vocational assistance, respite care, and specialised support.

We believe in providing support in partnership with disabled people, advocating for choice, rights, culture, dignity, and learning. Learn more about our available services below.

About NZCL

NZCare and Geneva Community Living came together to form NZCL, an organisation dedicated to supporting disabled people in New Zealand.

Our Disability Support Services reflect our belief that all New Zealanders deserve to live fully, have equal opportunities, and achieve their ambitions.

That’s why everything we do is designed to enable disabled people to be part of their local community, connect with whānau and friends, and do the things they enjoy. We will work with you and whānau to provide support that is personalised, flexible and reflect the choices that you want to make in your life.

Together, wherever you’re going. Haere tonu tātau.

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Realising Possibilities

NZCL provides ongoing support to 20 year-old Jane*, who is a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Jane’s family had been fundraising to build a house that met Jane’s future needs, and asked NZCL to help with this. While we were waiting for the house to be built we supported Jane to move into an NZCL residential service in another area, and to be part of that local community.

Jane and her family were closely involved in selecting the service that best met her needs and in developing a vocation plan, outlining the types of activities she would like to be doing. Jane has since been involved in going to Riding for the Disabled, riding her bike with staff, going out into the community to restaurants, and shopping for the things she likes. Her family have noticed how much Jane has grown in confidence and become more independent.

NZCL will be supporting Jane to move into her new home, ready to start a new and exciting chapter of her life.

* Name changed for privacy purposes

We are New Zealand's trusted disability support provider

Disability Support Experts

NZCL has supported disabled people and their whānau since 1988.

Our Partners

We work closely with the Whaikaha - Ministry for Disabled People, Oranga Tamariki, District Health Boards, Ministry of Social Development, Corrections, and ACC as a preferred national provider.

Industry Leader

We’re part of New Zealand’s largest national network of disability service providers and a leader in health technology.

Enhanced Services

Whatever you need, our wraparound disability support and rehabilitation services can be tailored to support you with almost anything.

Public or Private Funding

Our disability support and rehabilitation services are free to those eligible for government funded support. We also provide private funded services.

Specialised Workforce

Our community-based workforce is unmatched – we apply our significant expertise in disability support and health services to all of the work we do.

Disability Support Services FAQs

  • Access to government funded services for people with disabilities is managed through Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Services (NASCs). NASCs are referral agencies that will determine what government funded services you are eligible for and will refer you to an organisation that can meet your needs. There are different NASCs covering different regions of the country.
  • Find the right NASC for your needs here.
  • NZCL also supports privately paying clients. Contact us to find out more.
  • If you don’t qualify for government funding, we may still be able to help. Contact us to find out more.
  • If you are not sure what support they might need or they need to be assessed for government funding, the best place to start is their family doctor. For disability support you could also contact your local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Centre.
  • If you think you know what support they might need, please contact the relevant service to find out more.
  • We are dedicated to providing high quality support which helps maintain your independence in your home and community.
  • If our team has delivered excellent service, please use the form below to tell us. Equally, if we have failed to meet your expectations, please let us know.
  • Concerns and complaints can submitted here and are provided directly to our Quality Team, who will work with the local team to respond using the contact details you include below. They will reply within 5 working days from receiving your feedback.
  • Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the New Zealand Health Group Quality Team at our Main Office: 0800 227 348
  • For more information about making a complaint you can visit the HDC website.
  • Please check the job advertisement you have responded to for the best contact details. Alternatively email [email protected] with the job reference number or phone us on 0800 102 147.

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Get info on our Support Services

To access our support services, please choose us as a preferred provider when you speak to Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service or an Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Connector.

If you would prefer to contact us via phone or email, use the details below and we'll be in touch soon.

PO Box 24445, Manners Street, Wellington 6142

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