Disability funding changes

On 18 March 2024, Whaikaha announced changes to the Purchasing Rules and Equipment Modification Service (EMS). These changes came into place immediately, restricting the use of funding in a way that impacts on disabled people, their family, whānau, supporters and carers. DPA is working with other organisations, calling for the reverse of these changes. Here, we document the work we are doing.

52 organisations (and counting) sign DPA open letter

DPA would like to thank all those organisations who signed the open letter we sent to ministers Upston and Willis calling for the reversal of the 18 March disability support restrictions and ensure disabled people and their families and whānau have the resources and the flexibility needed to thrive.