General services

Mobility parking

The mobility parking permit scheme provides people with limited mobility with parking spaces that are usually wider than standard parks and closer to venues.

It also allows permit holders to park in some regular parking spaces for longer than the designated time (this varies from region to region).

We provide permits to over 114,000 New Zealanders.

For more information see the Mobility Parking website.

Total Mobility (taxi vouchers)

Total Mobility is a taxi voucher scheme for people with significant mobility impairments. The vouchers provide a discount of (usually) 50% off the normal taxi fare.

We can do assessments for the Total Mobility Scheme and issue vouchers. We can come and visit you in your own home to do the assessment. There is a cost for the assessment. After your assessment, we will send your completed application form to the local regional council for approval.

If you are approved, you can contact us for more taxi vouchers when you need them.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Total Mobility scheme, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.

Disability awareness training

Our disability awareness training is designed to educate people on disability related issues and break down the barriers that exist to achieve a fully inclusive society.

It is about challenging attitudes and developing an understanding about disability so disabled people can be part of the community like everyone else. Our experienced disability awareness presenters all have a lived experience of disability.

The main messages in the programme:

  • One in six New Zealanders has a disability,
  • disabled people aim to live an ordinary life, accessing the same opportunities and everyday experiences as anyone else,
  • physical and attitudinal barriers, that prevent disabled people from feeling and being a part of the community, can be overcome,
  • appropriate use of language and etiquette around disability and disabled people can make a real difference by ensuring everyone is at ease.

We have delivered this training to government departments, local councils, secondary and tertiary students, bus and taxi drivers, health professionals and staff from other community groups. We can tailor our course to meet the needs of your group and to fit the time you have available. Our cost is negotiable and reasonable.

If you would like to find out more about our disability awareness training, please contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.

Holiday Home – Gilmore Lodge

Gilmore Lodge is located in the very centre of Queenstown and is used as a holiday homes for disabled people and their family/whanau.  The home offers reasonable accommodation rates so families can have a holiday in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations. For more information please contact our Southland Branch.

Gilmore Lodge in Queenstown