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New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC)
National Patient Support Group Service
Right across New Zealand, the Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) promotes and supports the local provision of generic disability information and referral services that are community integrated, needs driven and focused on achieving the aims of the New Zealand Disability Strategy Document.
Our objective is to provide an impartial information and referral service, through a network of independent community Centres nationwide that operate according to established National Standards.
Our Centres network nationally by voluntarily coming together as Principal Federation Members, for the purposes of upholding established national standards, training, promotion and lobbying.
The Federation holds formal working protocols with the following strategically associated organisations, in order to network and overcome perceived funding and service overlaps:
- Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA)
- Enable New Zealand
- Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination Association (NASCA)
- Carers New Zealand
- New Zealand Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux Inc (NZACAB)
These relationships also assist in identifying service gaps and opportunities, as does the Federation’s facility of consistent New Zealand wide service statistics.
Collectively, our Centres service over 200,000 client calls each year for generic disability information needs.
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