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Referral

Accessing LifeLinks Services

If you, or a family member, wish to access LifeLinks outcome planning and outcome coordination services, please complete the referral form below, or contact us for more information.

Who can make a referral?

You can complete the referral form yourself or with your agreement any other person or organisation listed below can make the referral on your behalf. 

  • Your family, whānau, āiga or carer
  • A doctor or other health professional
  • Someone from a disability or community organisation

If you wish to make a referral to our service, please complete the referral form online or complete a paper copy of the referral form and email to office@lifelinks.co.nz or post to PO Box 2379 Christchurch 8140.

When you submit the referral form make sure you attach a letter from your doctor confirming your diagnosis.

Complete the referral form online

Download a paper referral form

 

Eligibility

To access LifeLinks outcome planning and outcome coordination services and government-funded disability support services you need to meet the Ministry of Health’s eligibility criteria.

  • People has a physical, intellectual, sensory or neurological disability (or a combination of these)
  • Person’s disability is likely to continue for at least 6 months
  • Person’s disability limits their ability to function independently to the extent that on-going support is required
  • People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • People who are under the age of 65
  • People who are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident or from another country that has a funding agreement with New Zealand.

Once eligibility is confirmed we will contact you and make an appointment to see you with any family, whānau, aiga or carer you would like to have with you.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for Ministry of Health-funded disability support services then we will help you to find other services that may be able to help.