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Disability Support

We’re working with the Ministry of Health to develop a world where Pasifika people with disabilities can live the lives they choose.

All of our work is guided by the Faiva Ora Leadership Group to ensure a strong Pasifika consumer voice throughout Ministry of Health policy and our Le Va projects.

Our current projects are focused on decreasing stigma through the church, increasing access to the right support, and enhancing cultural competency of disability support services. We’ve developed resources, training and tools to support you achieve this too.

Enabling culturally intelligent disability support systems and services

Cultural competency and having a culturally intelligent workforce is not just about individuals. It includes the organisations, systems and structures that we work in. Le Va has produced organisational guidelines for disability support services so that whole organisations and systems can aim to increase and provide the best possible care and support for Pasifika families.

Resources and Tools

Evidence-informed information and resources for Pasifika disabilities.
More about resources and tools

Engaging Pasifika

New Zealand’s national Pasifika cultural competency training programme.
More about Engaging Pasifika

Innovation Fund

Supporting community innovation for Pasifika people with disabilities.
More about Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund

Faiva Ora Leadership Group

Championing Pasifika solutions for the disability sector.
More about Faiva Ora Leadership Group

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.