Disability support - NASC Hawke's Bay (Needs Assessment Service Coordination)

What do we do?

NASC Hawke's Bay is an assessment and service coordination agency that assists people with a disability, and their family/whānau, to maintain independence in their home and community, or a residential setting.

What is needs assessment?

A needs assessment helps to determine a person's abilities, resources, goals and needs, in order of priority.

What is service coordination?

During service coordination we look at a range of options to meet your identified needs and goals. This may include a mix of privately and publicly funded services, as well as help from family and friends.

The referral process

Access to NASC Hawke's Bay is through referral from the following sources:

  • people can phone directly
  • your family doctor, practice nurse or district nurse may refer
  • other support networks may contact the NASC Hawke's Bay office

Services provided

Services that NASC Hawke's Bay can link clients to include:

  • Assistance with home management and personal care in the home
  • Rehabilitation
  • Day programmes
  • Carer support
  • Residential care
  • Supported independent living
  • Short term home help after hospital discharge, or from referral by your family doctor
  • Meals on Wheels

Other information and advice

  • Your privacy and confidentiality will be respected.
  • You have a right to access all information arising from your assessment.
  • If you have any concerns regarding your assessment or service coordination, then you may ask for a review. Please express your concerns to your assessor/coordinator in the first instance.