Kai mahi whanau

He Whakatauki

Unuhia te rito o te harakekekei hea te komako e ko?
Whakatairangitia, rere ki uta,
rere ki tai
kii mai koe ki ahau
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
Maku e kii atu...
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata...

Bellbird on flowering flax bush

If you pluck the central shoot from the flax bush
Where will the bellbird/tui sing?
It will fly aimlessly about,
It will fly inland, it will fly to the sea you ask me
What is of most value in this world? and I will tell you
It is people, it is people, it is people...

From Te Pa Harakeke - the Flax Bush model. This informs CCS Disability Action’s national framework for biculturalism

Tautoko tatou (We offer)

  • Early intervention - birth to school age (Christchurch and Ashburton areas only)
  • Child, youth and whanau support and opportunities
  • Leaving school support
  • Youth and adult information, support and advocacy to make choices about where to live, work and spend leisure time
  • A bi-annual magazine 'Widening Horizons' and information networks
  • Advice on benefits and financial assistance
  • A chance to meet other people and share ideas

Kaitiaki tatou (We manage)

  • Mobility Parking scheme (parking concessions for people with mobility difficulties - eligibility criteria apply)
  • Total Mobility (taxi vouchers)
  • Accessible holiday homes

Whakakotahitanga tatou (Locally and nationally we)

  • Work to develop community awareness and responsiveness to disabled people and their families and whanau
  • Are active in the disability rights movement
  • Work within the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Offer disability awareness and education
  • Offer Barrier Free Audits and advocacy

All our service staff may work with disabled Maori and their whanau.

Each office, team and staff member works to develop local links, partnerships and networks that support us to develop culturally appropriate services. We have a Regional Whanau Services Coordinator based in Kaikoura who also guides us.

Te hunga haua mauri mo nga tangata Katoa

Contact us

If you are interested in this service, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.