If you meet the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) eligibility criteria, NASC will meet with you to explore your support options and goals. We can then discuss the information and support options. These may include:
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 the assessment ends when the person is in agreement that all needs have been discussed and assessed fully.
The final report will be written by the Needs Assessor and a copy will be made available to the person.
If you have any questions about the assessment process please contact us or phone our office during working hours.
The Service Facilitator works with the person to identify possible support options to help reach 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.