Our work is focused on supporting our members to develop and succeed, and ensuring that disabled people have access to a range of quality services.


Part of our work is to identify and address issues that impact on our members. We take a solution focused approach and look for ways that we can work together collectively to solve our problems and advance new ideas. This involves:

  • Keeping our members well-informed of relevant issues and developments
  • Representation on government working parties and reference groups
  • Undertaking surveys and publishing reports and papers

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Members can find more information in the Members Only section.


We value and enjoy coming together as a community, and recognise the importance of engaging with the wider disability and community service sectors.

  • We organise three member forums each year, usually in March, June and October.  These forums run over two days, beginning with a Leadership Forum on the first day and followed by a General Meeting on the second day. Members have the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers and to share ideas and information with one another.
  • In alternate years we organise a major national conference.
  • We work collaboratively with other sector and community organisations to foster strong and inclusive communities


We value development and ongoing improvement. Creating opportunities for our members to learn together is an important part of what we do.

  • We administer the Training and Workforce Development Fund on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development, which enables staff members in provider organisations to access funding for professional development and learning.
  • We facilitate training opportunities and forums on specific topics, e.g. the VASS/ASENZ Transition Forum.
  • We share learning through our Peer Mentoring Scheme, and are developing the Learning Centre on this website as another way to support learning and innovation.

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