Manawanui

We are a social enterprise that is an Individualised Funding Host Provider. Global SDS Network Sponsor

We are a social enterprise that is an Individualised Funding Host provider. We believe self direction is a human right, and we support people to design and deliver their own support services in the health and disability sectors.

We have been the lead organisation for Citizen Network in New Zealand, but want to be more active globally to assist with some international advocacy.

We would like to see a self-directed approach to any kind of support a person may need that involves government funding to be the norm as opposed to the “allowable exception”. We believe inclusion and participation in society requires a fundamental power shift to become person centric, and we believe this is wholly possible with creative solutions and technology.

We see the cooperative as offering credibility for the message, momentum for the movement and access to potential opportunities to demonstrate what is possible in an authentic way with a values based approach to technology. Strength in numbers and scalability in collaboration.

Marsha Marshall, Manawanui