Where I Live; How I Live is about optimising the independence and self-determination of disabled people. It is in line with the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles that support people with a disability to make decisions about the kind of life they want.
This strategy guides the Ministry’s Disability Support Services, disabled people and their families/whānau, and residential service providers, in achieving the following outcomes:
greater choice, control and flexibility over where and how disabled people live
access to information and support to enable well-considered choices about where and how disabled people choose to live and receive support
increasing independence and choice fostered by service providers.
The strategy also aims to improve options for disabled people whose complex support requirements present challenges for the delivery of a sustainable service.