Welcome to the New Zealand Federation of Vocational and Support Services (VASS)
We are a federation of 70 community organisations that support disabled people by helping them identify and fulfil their personal goals and aspirations, find work and participate in their communities.
Our goal is to ensure disabled people are working, participating and fulfilling their aspirations in inclusive communities.
We provide the following services for our members to help them achieve this:
- Provide opportunities for peer support through meetings, seminars and a peer mentoring programme
- Provide members with a joint voice to Government and fund holders
- Provide members with information through our popular e-newsletter, as well as providing information about government policy, current research and issues
July Members' Forums
It was great to see everyone who attended our July Members' Forums which were held in Hamilton (July 10) and Christchurch (July 15) this year and we thank you for your input.
We would also like to give special thanks to all the politicans who made up our Election Panel, as well as all our other presenters.
If you were unable to attend and would like to find out more about how it went, or you were there and would like to access the Conference Proceedings and presentations, please click here to download this information.
As the 2014 Election draws closer, VASS has put together it's election messages which are based on the challenges and opportunities our members' have shared with us.
We have also put together other election resources we hope our members' will find helpful.
To view and download copies of these resources please click here.
Need a Capability Mentor? Visit onefishsolutions.org.nz
One Fish Solutions (which was launched by VASS last year) is now a Ministry of Social Development approved Capability Mentor. If you have received funding from the Capability Investment Resource we can assist you with your Capability Self-Assessment, developing a Capability Plan based on your assessment and implementation of your plan in the following areas:
- Strategic Governance
- Adaptive Leadership
- Operational Management
- Workforce Development
- Organisational Responsiveness
- People Living with Disability
To find out more go to www.onefishsolutions.org.nz