Needs assessment (NASC)

If you meet the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) eligibility criteria, NASC will meet with you to explore your support options and goals. We can then discuss the information and support options that may assist you to meet your goals. These may include:

  • Manage household tasks
  • Self-care
  • Supported assistance in the community
  • Attendance at MOH and MSD funded activity programmes
  • Carer Support Subsidy providing time out for unpaid full time carers
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Residential Support Services
  • Support to live in your own residence

Talk to the Needs Assessment Service Coordination Team (NASC) if you or someone you care for is 0 – 65 years old and needs long term support due to a physical, intellectual, neurological, sensory disability or autism. A referral can come from the person with the disability, a family/whanau member, their General Practitioner or a Health Professional Community Agency. 

New Plymouth – Taranaki
Service Name: Accessability Taranaki
Street address 36 Devon Street West, Level 1, Kings Building, New Plymouth
Postal address PO Box 8377, New Plymouth 4340
Phone 0800 758 700
Fax 0800 895 177
Client Groups All
Region M

Where can I get more information?

You can contact your local NASC. Contact details can be found online at (external website) under ‘contact details’. Your doctor or health professional should also be able to refer you to your local NASC.

A disability information service will also be able to help you find your local NASC and give you information. The New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) has several member organisations throughout New Zealand. You can contact them on free phone 0800 NZFDIC (0800 693 342) or online at (external website) under members.

Did you know?

The Ministry of Health has factsheets and information pamphlets that tell you about the disability support services it funds.

You can find these online at, by emailing or by calling 0800 DSD MOH (0800 373 664), choose option 1.


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28 Young Street, New Plymouth 4310
PO Box 1550 Westown
New Plymouth 4340