Media Release: Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

Media Statement: Wednesday 17 July 2013

Hon Tariana Turia
Minister of Disability Issues


Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announced today that Cabinet has approved a three-year demonstration of Enabling Good Lives in Christchurch, with work starting immediately.

Christchurch school leavers with disabilities will be the first to benefit from Enabling Good Lives – a new way of supporting disabled people that offers people greater choice and control over the supports they receive and the lives they lead.

Mrs Turia says that while Enabling Good Lives would eventually encompass a far wider group, young Christchurch people with high needs leaving school in November 2013 would be the first to benefit.

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