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FOCUS - Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination | Wairarapa l Te Whatu Ora

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Description

FOCUS is the Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination (NASC) agency for the Wairarapa region and is a service of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand.

FOCUS has two main functions.

  • Provides a single point of entry for referrals to long-term disability support services including residential care, palliative care support including Kahukura clinical specialist care and the Health Recovery Programme.
  • Provides Needs Assessment and arranges support services for people with long-term disabilities to support them to be as independent as possible.

In relation to FOCUS services, a disability is an impairment which can make routine tasks more difficult or impossible.

Impairments may be physical, intellectual, sensory, neurological, age-related or psychiatric and can result from a wide range of causes.

A long-term impairment is one which lasts longer than six months.Many long-term impairments are lifelong.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access, Contact us

Referral Expectations

Anyone can refer to FOCUS, however, we do require the consent of the person being referred. You may give consent for another person to refer on your behalf.

You do not have to go through your GP practice, although this is recommended as your GP knows a lot about your impairments and medical history.

If you would like help regarding making a referral, please contact us.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Disability support services

Needs assessment and service coordination (NASC), Disability information and advisory services

  • Needs assessment and service coordination (NASC)
  • Disability information and advisory services

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

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Region

Wairarapa

Contact Details

Level 2, 49-51 Lincoln Road
Masterton
Wairarapa 5840

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Street Address

Level 2, 49-51 Lincoln Road
Masterton
Wairarapa 5840

Postal Address

P O Box 96,
Masterton 5840

This page was last updated at 2:12PM on February 13, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by FOCUS - Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination | Wairarapa l Te Whatu Ora.