Brain Injury Association (Canterbury/West Coast)

The goal of the Brain Injury Association (Canterbury) (Te Whakaruruhau) is to assist people with brain injuries, and their families, towards a quality of life which maximises potential, choice and independence. Offer support and information, also assistance with helping to find the appropriate professional help or service, assistance with advocacy and liaison with ACC and … Continued

CCS Disability Action ( Parking Permit )

Mobility Parking Card for car allowing use of car parks for people of all ages who are unable to walk & rely on a wheelchair for mobility, or rely on mobility devices (eg crutches, walking sticks, walking frames) or who are unable to walk 200 metres unassisted because of the nature/severity of their condition. An … Continued

Richmond New Zealand Trust Limited

Richmond is a non government organisation that provides community-based mental health and disability support services nationwide. It was established in New Zealand in 1978 and is affiliated with many other organisations worldwide as part of the international network of Richmond Fellowship. About us gives details about the evolution to Richmond New Zealand Trust Limited. Our … Continued

Nationwide Health & Disability Service

Advocacy Services South Island 0800 555 050 e-mail By Law everyone receiving a health or disability service has the protection of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. An independent Commissioner, Ron Paterson, promotes and protects these rights. Independent Advocates will help people make sure that their rights are respected. To contact … Continued

Kiwi Able Leisure Card

The Kiwiable Leisure Card is a Christchurch City Council initiative. It aims to help reduce the cost for people with disabilities to participate in recreation, sport and leisure. The card is free to people within the Christchurch city council wards and costs $5.00 for those outside the CCC ward. It offers discounts to members at … Continued

Whitmore Systems (textHELP)

Help Systems Ltd has developed a range of software products designed to help Users improve their reading and writing skills.They are able to offer their software solutions to a world-wide audience. Eileen is an authorised textHELP Dealer. TextHELP is a software programme (Office XP compatible) which simplifies computer use for people who have had a … Continued

IDEA Services and IHC Association

The focus is on supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community. The Centre provides training and development in all aspects of service delivery for people with an intellectual disability. Hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Henderson Community Home

Licensed for people with physical and intellectual disability. Assessment by Life Links or IDCT for admittance, two contracts for Mental Health.


Lifelinks is  a Christchurch firm, provides needs assessment and service co-ordination to people under the age of 65 years. This involves finding out what the families of disabled people need and identifying what services are available to meet those needs Support may range from household management and personal care, to recreational or vocational needs.

Disability Allowance

Disability Allowance is for people who have a medical condition and need on-going medical care and help with everyday tasks. It can be paid for an age related disability. It is paid to help with the extra costs of having a medical condition, like regular visits to the doctor, medicines, extra heating, transport or medical … Continued