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CSC Buying Group

CSC Buying Group is a not-for-profit that saves you money. Join for free and save on your everyday costs. We connect businesses and organisations (like you) with the products and services they already use from our nationwide suppliers to significantly lower costs and overheads through exclusive member discounts. No catches, no obligations! Just pick and …

Appreciating Accessible Communities

Welcome to NZDSN’s Appreciating Accessible Communities! Hear from Disability Support Providers about their exceptional mahi and care for disabled people/whanau in communities. And hear from disabled people about their great experiences and the opportunities they are having working with Providers in their community. Find out more about Independent Living Services ( Find out more about …

Te Whatu Ora Commissioning Information (25th July 2023)

Tēnā koutou katoa The Pae Ora legislation has given us the mandate and the opportunity to create a system of commissioning that has the needs of whānau and local communities at its heart. Following months of engagement and consultation, we now have a Te Whatu Ora Commissioning structure and operating model that will help us …

Pay Equity

Content: This section of the NZDSN website provides information for NZDSN members on pay equity and the two claims facing our sector: What is Pay Equity? Pay Equity concerns gender-based pay discrimination.  So, pay equity is where both male-dominated workforces and female-dominated workforces, both undertaking work of similar value, are paid at the same level.  …

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About Us

New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is an incorporated society of member organisations which provide support to disabled people.

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What We Do

  • We provide a strong voice to government on matters of policy, service design, and legislation.
  • We promote innovation, quality services, research, and deliver a Provider Development Programme.
  • We ensure good communication with members, and support for regional networks.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.


We host a range of events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge within the disability sector.

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Our Services

Provider Development Programme

A series of workshops and training events showcasing best/next practice and innovation. Two workstreams are tailored for leaders and direct service staff. The programme also includes communities of practice and leadership mentoring opportunities, and is informed by an analysis of NZDSN member needs.

NZDSN Conferences

NZDSN hosts conferences that attract a wide variety of international and national keynote speakers and workstream presenteres covering the latest developments and innovations within the sector.

Regional Networks

NZDSN supports a series of regional networking activities providing opportunities for information sharing, which ensures providers are well-connected across the regions.

Workforce Development

NZDSN contributes to, and leads initiatives to develop and improve qualification pathways with the disability workforce as well as advocating for fairer remunerations.

Research and Quality Development Projects

These include things like the development of practice guidelines, and policy research.

Become a Member of NZDSN

NZDSN members belong to a values-driven network of service providers and supporters committed to a social change movement that is focused on achieving inclusive lives and active citizenship for disabled people

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