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Wellington Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) - Capital Support

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Capital Support is a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) agency that provides access to support services for people with disability related needs living in the Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti (up to PekaPeka) regions.

Support Assessment - is a process that helps people identify their disability support requirements. This involves a needs assessor meeting with a client, usually in their home, and completion of a Supported Needs Assessment Form. Support Assessment is necessary if you require access service coordination support and there is a need to access government funded services.

Service Coordination - is the process of selecting and organising the services required to meet the disability related needs that were identified during Support Assessment. This involves the development of a Support Plan which identifies what should happen to assist with maintaining or promoting client independence.

Capital Support has Maori and Pacific Needs Assessors/Service Coordinators who are available to work with Maori and Pacific clients.

Please click on the link for a brochure about Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination, including information about client rights and responsibilities and the Privacy Act.


Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Who is Eligible?
People with long term disability are eligible for needs assessment if they meet the following Ministry of Health definition:
"A person who has been identified as having a physical, intellectual, sensory (or a combination of these) disability which is likely to continue for a minimum of six months and results in a reduction of independent function to the extent that ongoing support is required."

Who is Not Eligible?
The Ministry of Health does not generally fund disability support services for people with:

  • Personal health conditions such as diabetes or asthma
  • Mental health and addiction conditions such as schizophrenia, severe depression or long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs
  • Conditions more commonly associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • People who are not New Zealand residents.

Disability support services are also not funded for most people with impairments such as paraplegia and brain injury caused by accident or injury. ACC has been responsible for funding these support services since 1974. Go to the ACC serious injury and disability website to find out more.

In most cases, district health boards fund disability support services for older people, including people with disability aged 65 and over assessed as requiring aged residential care, and those with mental health needs.

How to Access Needs Assessment Services
People with long term disability and/or their carers can access the service by completing a Capital Support Referral Form. The form can be completed by anyone provided it is done with the knowledge and consent of the person (or their carer) being referred. Please click here for a copy of the referral form.

Referral Process
The referral form is checked for eligibility and urgency and an appointment arranged with the client. The client can choose where the assessment takes place and can have a support person of their choice present. 


  • Home Support Services

    Home Support Services fall into two categories: Personal Care support and Household Management support.… More

  • Carer Relief Services

    Carer relief services are provided to support a full-time unpaid caregiver (generally a family member) to continue to provide care and support for a client with disability support requirements.… More

  • Supported Living

    Supported living is a package of support developed to provide appropriate levels of support for people who live without a carer in the community.… More

  • Residential Support

    Capital Support is responsible for assessing clients who are considered to require 24 hour care while living in the community.… More

  • Individualised Funding

    What is Individualised Funding?
    Individualised Funding (IF) is a way of paying for support services which lets disabled people directly manage the resources they are allocated for disability supports following an assessment by a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) organisation.… More

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Contact Details

All Enquiries and Departments: (04) 385 5999

Fax: (04) 237 6015

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Kenepuru Community Hospital
Raiha Street
Porirua 5022

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Kenepuru Community Hospital
Raiha Street
Porirua 5022

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PO Box 50215
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 9:52AM on January 18, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Wellington Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) - Capital Support.