Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People-funded housing modifications for disabled people
Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People funds Enable New Zealand to provide housing modification services. Our services are for eligible disabled people living in these areas:
North Island: all areas south of the Bombay Hills
South Island, Stewart Island, Chatham Islands.
We act as an independent moderator and expert advisor to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People. And we coordinate building industry experts to provide structural solutions to meet a person’s disability-related needs.
Find out more about our housing modifications service in this short video.
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Housing advisory services
Our technical housing advisors ensure that building plans meet all requirements. For example, the New Zealand Building Code, local authority requirements, relevant legislation and budgets. They also liaise with our design and build services.
Professional advisory services
Our professional advisors ensure the housing modifications meet the person’s disability-related needs.
Design and build service
We manage a design and build service for Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People-funded housing modifications. We use a variety of consultants and builders and engage them directly.
Referrals to our housing modification service
Occupational therapists (OT) who are approved or credentialed Equipment and Modification Services (EMS) assessors can refer a person to our service.
Enquiries about our housing modification service
Please contact the Service Manager, Housing, at our Head Office, Palmerston North.
Information for our clients
Before funding can be approved, the person must have an assessment with an occupational therapist (OT). The OT must be an approved or credentialed Equipment and Modification Services (EMS) assessor.