Disability Support

Council aims to support our community to be more inclusive of those living with a disability or impairment.

Through supporting local and valley wide initiatives, programmes and steering groups, and by creating our own resources such as the DIScover programme (a programme aimed at supporting customer service staff to be more inclusive) we aim to encourage people both in the community and workplace to gain a better understanding towards those living with a disability.

DIScover: Serving customers with disabilities

DIScover is an Upper Hutt City Council resource developed with the support of Pam MacNeill Consulting, to support and encourage social change. It provides staff working in customer service roles with guidance on how to provide excellent service to people with disabilities.

More information about DIScover

My Life My Way

Upper Hutt City Council is a member of the My Life My Way Steering and Transport groups. These groups aim to identify and find solutions for disability issues in the Hutt Valley. The groups include disability services, local and regional government and members of the community living with a disability.

Upper Hutt City Council also align with the National Disability Strategy.

Helpful links:









Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Resources for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Hobbies and Activities for Special Needs

Planning for the Future for Seniors with Special Needs

Teaching the Art of Cooking to People with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Should They Stay or Should They Go: Selling a Home with Modifications

Resources for Traveling with Disabilities

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors


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Last updated on 21 Apr 2017