Other services

 

A number of other organisations provide services that can help people with ME/CFS in Auckland. Here are some below.

 

Many have their own criteria to qualify for their services, and therefore may not cover all people with ME/CFS. Get in touch to find out more.

 

 

Home help

 
NASC

Needs Assessment Service Coordinators (NASCs) help people with health conditions access support services in their community. If certain eligibility criteria are met, then support services may be funded.

Services help patients be as independent as possible in their own home, and can include assistance with personal care, meals, home help and providing time out for carers.

There is usually a maximum of 21 hours per week for personal care support including some basic meal preparation where necessary, and housework support may only be 1 hour per fortnight.

Respite services are also available to carers through NASC.

Coverage

 

Auckland (+ National)

For information about getting supported services through NASC, please contact our Support Worker, Meghan Keen, via support.worker@meauckland.org.nz

Transport

 
St John Shuttle

"The St John Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to essential medical and health-related appointments, and then brings them home again."

Waitakere & South Auckland (+ outside Auckland)

0800 000 606

N/A

Coverage

Phone

Email

Website

Total Mobility scheme

"The Total Mobility scheme subsidises taxi services to people with serious mobility constraints that prevent them from using public

transport.

 

It provides:

 

- vouchers that discount the normal taxi fare by 50%

- funding to help purchase and install wheelchair hoists in   taxi vans

- payment to the owner of the vehicle for every hoist trip made."

Mobility parking permits

"Mobility parking permit holders can use mobility parking spaces, which are wider than standard parks and closer to venues."

Auckland (+ national)

0800 227 2255

Coverage

Phone

Email

Website

ME/CFS

 
ANZMES

ANZMES is the National organisation for ME/CFS.

 

"We provide information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). We also fund and support research, and offer education and training."

 

ANZMES also runs an online social group for under-21's affected by ME/CFS

 

 

Coverage

Phone

Email

Website

Under-21s group

National

09 269 6374 or 03 471 6203

Fibromyalgia & CFS Support NZ

Facebook support group for New Zealanders suffering from ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia.

 

"The Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E NZ Support Group has been set up for members to support each other in a safe positive private environment. Together we are strong and can offer support to each other that is sometimes difficult to obtain through the public health system."

 

Coverage

Facebook group

 

National

Other health issues

 
Health & Disability Advocacy

"If you want to know more about your rights when using health and disability services, get questions answered or make a complaint, we can help you to find an independent advocate"

 

Coverage

Phone

Email

Website

National

0800 555 050

Arthritis New Zealand

Around 75-80% of people with ME/CFS also have Fibromyalgia. Arthritis New Zealand also helps people with Fibromyalgia

 

 

 

 

 

Coverage

Phone

Email

Website

National

0800 663 463

Contact us

 

 

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Charity registration number: CC50218

 

 

Disclaimer: All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives. It should not be taken as medical advice suitable for everyone. Before beginning any new treatment, we strongly recommend that you discuss it fully with your chosen medical professional.