Needs Assessment

NorthAble (formerly Northland Disabilities Resource Centre) provide NASC to people aged under 65 years:
NASC is a gateway to access disability support services for people under 65 years. The Ministry of Health contracts NorthAble to provide this service which is free to access. The first step is an assessment of a person's needs and identifies future goals and outcomes required for the person to remain safely in the community. The assessor meets with the person and requested support people. The Needs Assessment report is prepared with and signed off by the person being assessed.
The Service Coordinator then develops a support plan with the person and authorises a package of disability services to meet their needs, taking into account resource constraints. Examples of disability support services could include household and personal support and assistance, community support, carer support subsidy, respite, supported living and residential support services.

NorthAble Whangarei
Physical Address: 40 John St, Whangarei, 0110
Tel: 09 430 0988
Fax: 09 438 9468
Freephone: 0508 637 200
Website: www.northable.org.nz

Northland DHB provide NASC for people aged 65 years and older:
The NASC service undertakes an assessment of people aged 65 and over who have an age-related disability, to determine their current and ongoing needs and to establish the most appropriate long term supports. These supports may range from informal supports such as family and friends, or formal supports such as cleaning service and personal cares or residential care. Access to subsidised supports must be via a NASC agency.
Anyone can refer to the NASC service but client consent is required.

Northland DHB - NASC - Whangarei
Physical Address: Whangarei Area Hospital, Gate 4 Hospital Road, Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Service, Whangarei, 0110
Postal Address: Private Bag 9742, Whangarei, 0148
Tel: (09) 430 4131
Fax: (09) 430 4128
Freephone: (0800) 88 8890
Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz

Northland DHB - NASC - Kaitaia
Physical Address: Kaitaia Hospital, Community Services Building, Redan Road, Kaitaia, 0410
Postal Address: PO Box 256, Kaitaia, 0441
Tel: (09) 430 4131
Fax: (09) 430 4128
Freephone: (0800) 88 8890
Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz

Northland DHB - NASC - Hokianga
Physical Address: Hokianga Health, Parnell Street, Rawene, Hokianga, 0473
Tel: (09) 405 7709
Fax: (09) 405 7329
Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz

Northland DHB - NASC - Dargaville
Physical Address: Dargaville Hospital, Community Services Building, Awakino Road, Dargaville, 0310
Postal Address: PO Box 742, Whangarei, 0140
Tel: (09) 430 4131
Fax: (09) 430 4128
Freephone: (0800) 88 8890
Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz

Northland DHB - NASC - Bay of Islands
Physical Address: Bay of Islands Hospital, Community Services Building, Hospital Road, Kawakawa, 0210
Postal Address: PO Box 290, Kawakawa, 0243
Tel: (09) 430 4131
Fax: (09) 430 4128|
Freephone: (0800) 88 8890
Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz