People with disabilities

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 information for people with disabilities and their whānau. The page includes resources on how to stay safe and healthy, how to get the support you need and more. The webpage also includes Easy Read versions and translations of resources.

Visit the Ministry of Health webpage with information for disabled people and their family and whānau (external website)

View Ministry of Health information about funded family care payments during COVID-19 (external website)

View Ministry of Health information about getting disability support (external website)


Enable New Zealand’s Firstport website has news, information and resources for people with disabilities across New Zealand. You can find information related to COVID-19 (like getting priority assistance for grocery shopping) on the Firstport webpage linked below.

Visit Firstport’s webpage with essential COVID-19 information (external website)

Disabled Persons Assembly NZ

DPA has compiled extensive resources to support and inform people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The page includes information in accessible formats, information about transport, care, additional support available, mental health and more. 

Visit for more COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities (external website)

View DPA mental health resources compiled for disabled community (external website)

Māori disability support groups

Mana Whaikaha has compiled information about Māori disability support groups in the Manawatu. Find more information linked below:

Visit the Mana Whaikaha website for information about Māori disability support groups (external website)

MidCentral DHB Support Services

Find more information about MidCentral DHB disability services during COVID-19 on our Disability Support Services page, linked below:

Visit the Disability Support Services webpage