A Toolkit for Independence

A resource for Lifewise I.F. Clients

This online toolkit has been designed to help you manage your Ministry of Health Individualised Funding.

Here you can download resources that will help you hire, manage and pay your support worker.

We’ve included a wide range of extra resources as well as infomation about upcoming events and links you may find useful.

You’ll need a password to access some areas. Please contact Lifewise Homecare on (09) 623 7631 or homecareservices@lifewise.org.nz. if you’ve forgotten your password or have not yet received one.

If you have suggestions for other resources you’d like added to the toolkit please get in touch with us; we’re always happy to hear from you.


Individualised Funding (I.F.) is designed to enable you manage the specific support you need.

If you’re living with a disability and have I.F. from the Ministry of Health, Lifewise Homecare Services can work with you to establish the individually tailored support you require, including a choice of support worker as well as days and times suitable to your lifestyle.

You can have full control of all aspects of recruitment, employment and payment of your support worker or we can do some or all of this for you. We can provide support and coaching on all aspects of Individualised Funding.

We will maintain records of the support provided to you, monitor the quality of service delivery and complete the required reporting to the Ministry of Health.

You can also access our existing home based support services such as personal care, home support, buddying and community involvement as well as parenting courses. If you do not qualify for funded support, you can choose to access these services as a private client.

For further information please call Michelle, Operational Support Manager, on 09 623 6569 or email MichelleS@lifewise.org.nz.

An Introduction to I.F.

This book is our guide for our consumers about Individualised Funding. It answers some frequently asked questions about the service, what the guidelines are, and what support we can offer.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions about Individualised Funding and how we can help.

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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