Introduction to Individualised Funding

Thank you for your interest in Lifewise’s support for Individualised Funding! When we meet with you at the start, we will talk you through how to use Individualised Funding (IF).


We want to keep it as simple as possible for you, so depending on how you choose to use IF you may not need all of the information in this booklet.

Click on this link to read or download a copy of our introduction booklet. It has all the information you need to get started and may be useful to refer back to in the future.

Please feel free to call us if you want to talk more about IF and how we can support you to make the most of your funding – Natalie 09 632 6563 or Michelle 09 623 6569.

Forms You Will Need

You will need these forms from time to time as part of managing your IF budget.

We regularly review and update our forms, so keep checking back here to make sure you are using the most up-to-date form. If you need the password to access the forms please email Natalie or Michelle

You can also phone Natalie on 09 623 6563.


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

Click to download: “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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