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Help to Stay at Home  Equipment

Equipment and Housing / Vehicle Modifications
People who have difficulty with everyday activities may be able to access equipment and housing / vehicle modifications through a scheme funded by Ministry of Health.   
Information for people about Ministry of Health funding for equipment and modifications (brochure)
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Lotteries Funding for Disability Equipment
Individuals with Disabilities fund the purchase of mobility scooters, vehicles, vehicle modifications and other mobility equipment that will provide outdoor mobility. It also provides grants to people with communication-related disabilities for the purchase of equipment to help communication.  
For advice on how to make your home safer and easier to live in
This could include advice on placement of handrails in bathroom areas or help with strategies on how to manage the things you need or like to do. Ask your doctor to send a referral to the local District Health Board for an Occupational Therapy assessment.  
To see the kinds of equipment available to help with everyday life
There are a number of Disability organizations across the country; some offer displays of equipment or they can point you to local suppliers. Click here to find Disability organizations.  
For Equipment repair  
If your equipment breaks down, you should go back to the people who supplied it. The most likely options are:  
o       Accessable 0508 001 002 for people living in Auckland and Northland

o       Enable 0800 17 1981 for people living in the rest of New Zealand

o       Your local District Health Board

Equipment owned by either the Ministry of Health or ACC can be repaired at no cost though Accessable or Enable. Privately owned equipment can also be repaired, but will incur a charge to the owner for repair costs.
 
Contacts for more information  
o       Accessable 0508 001 002 for people living in Auckland and Northland
o       Enable 0800 17 1981 for people living in the rest of New Zealand
o       Weka Disability Information 0800 17 19 81
 

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