Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) is a free service for people living with an eligible disability. NASC provides information and support options to assist you to meet your goals.

If you meet the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) eligibility criteria, NASC will meet with you to explore your support options and goals. These may include:

  • Household management support
  • Personal care support
  • Supported assistance in the community
  • Access to MOH and MSD funded vocational programmes
  • Carer Support subsidy providing respite for unpaid full time carers
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Residential Support Services
  • Independent living support

Feel free to get in touch with our Needs Assessment Service Coordination Team (NASC) if you or someone you care for is 0 – 65 years old and needs long term support for a physical, intellectual, neurological or sensory disability or condition.


Click here to check your eligibility for NASC.


Referrals can be made by the person with a disability, family/whanau, General Practitioner, or even your Health Professional Community Agency.

Download the referral using the button.


When a Referral is accepted an initial assessment will be carried out by a Needs Assessor at a time and place of your choice. You may choose to have support people present. This assessment will firstly determine eligibility, and if accepted, the outcomes you wish to achieve. We will endeavor to meet your cultural needs.

The assessment is directed by the person and  ends when the person is in agreement that all needs have been identified fully.

The final report will be written by the Needs Assessor and a copy will be made mailed to the person.

If you have any questions about the assessment process please contact us or phone our office during working hours.

Service Facilitation

The Service Facilitator works with the person to appropriate support options to help individuals reach their goals and positive outcomes. Once these options have been identified and agreed on, the Service Facilitator will make referrals to appropriate services. Once referrals have been made the Service Facilitator will continue to monitor progress.

Our Maori Liaison is also available to provide culturally appropriate support.

If you would like assistance completing the referral form please contact NASC Team on 0508 637 200 or by email on alternatively you can send us message.

The NASC Team


NASC - Needs Assessments and Service Coordination
Bronwyn Collett

Facilitation Services Manager

027 274 9449

Sharon Tahere

Facilitation Services Lead Facilitator

021 062 7643

Te Rau Allen

Support Coordinator

027 685 4292

Cheyenne Harris

Facilitation Services Lead Facilitator

021 198 1835

Pam Arbon

Support Coordinator

Anne-Marie Morgan

Service Facilitator


Gina Johnston

Service Facilitator

Hayley Richards

Support Coordinator

Paytyn Bristow

Support Coordinator

021 266 2738

Anne Leahy

Service Facilitator

Mari David

Service Facilitator

Tipene Pownceby

Support Coordinator

Tarien Vanaswegen

Support Coodinator

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