Support for disabled people and people with health conditions

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Children and young people have what they need

Lead agency:
Ministry of Social Development
Action timeframe:
From 2019

This initiative supports people with disabilities and health conditions to find and stay in meaningful employment, increase their knowledge and skills, and improve their health and wider wellbeing. This includes funding to continue and build on the Oranga Mahi programme, which integrates employment and health supports and services.

Examples from the Oranga Mahi programme include:

  • Here Toitū programme, now live in Auckland and Canterbury 
  • Take Charge, an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service model that supports youth (18-24 years) to improve their health and wellbeing and find sustainable employment as part of their health plan, delivered in partnership with Odyssey House in Canterbury. IPS services will be expanded in Counties Manukau and Auckland DHBs in mid-2021.
  • development of a new preventative service design for the Mid-Central service response, following co-design workshops with whānau, due to go live mid-2021.

Evaluation of Oranga Mahi will include Te Ao Māori perspectives of client and stakeholder outcomes and experience in the programme.