In Aotearoa New Zealand, the government provides disabled people with supports and services that ensure their human rights can be realised in a full and meaningful way. But sometimes disabled people don’t receive the supports and services they need. And sometimes they miss out altogether.

An investigation into the disabled people's experiences of supports and services in Aotearoa New Zealand is currently being undertaken by the Donald Beasley Institute (DBI). The investigation is part of a broader effort to monitor the government's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) commissioned by the DPO Coalition.

In this part of the research we're asking disabled people, family, whānau, aiga and close supporters from around Aotearoa to answer a questionnaire about their supports and services experiences.

We want to know what disabled people think and feel about existing supports and services, changes to the disability support system, Whaikaha – the new Ministry of Disabled People, and how these changes meet disabled people’s rights under the UNCRPD.

Find out more information about DBI's investigation into disabled people's experiences of supports and services.

Answer the DBI questionnaire about disabled people's experiences of supports and services.