A Disability Strategy for Taranaki was instigated in 2009 by a group of like minded people. They formed a Coalition under the leadership of Brian Eriksen, General Manager of the Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre and in 2012, the Strategy was launched. All local councils are on board, along with the TDHB and other organisations. It was innovative in that while some local councils in New Zealand had developed disability strategies, this was the first time one had been developed for a whole province. The Coalition members continue to work together and in 2017 the Strategy was reviewed and updated with new actions.
A copy of the 2017 Taranaki Disability Strategy is available here: Strategy2017 (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Each year the Coalition produces an Annual Report. The Coalition partners all report on the actions they have undertaken, that help to achieve the goals of the Strategy.
You can read the Annual Report for 2020 here: Annual Report (PDF, 4.4 MB)
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