Improving Responsiveness to Disability

Jonny Wilkinson, CEO and Gail Stacy, Project Coordinator from the Tiaho Trust have been working with General Practices, funded by Manaia Health PHO to evaluate each general practice that wanted to participate in the project in relation to responsiveness.  Part of the participation included the practice receiving a comprehensive report about their facility, and also inclusion in a training about strategies for the effective approach with people with disabilities and the community referral agencies.  General Practices have reported that working together with Tiaho Trust has resulted in successful negotiations with the Whangarei Council around Disability parking spaces, commendations from Cornerstone auditors and national recognition from the Disability Support Services office.