NASC - Needs Assessment and Service Coordination

Information and support options to assist you to meet goals, NASC is a free service provided by NorthAble for people living with a disability.

If you meet the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) eligibility criteria, NASC will meet with you to explore your support options and goals. We can then discuss the information and support options that may assist you to meet your goals. These may include:

  • Manage household tasks
  • Self-care
  • Supported assistance in the community
  • Attendance at MOH and MSD funded activity programmes
  • Carer Support Subsidy providing time out for unpaid full time carers
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Residential Support Services
  • Support to live in your own residence

Feel free to get in touch with our friendly NorthAble Needs Assessment Service Coordination Team (NASC) if you or someone you care for is 0 – 65 years old and needs long term support due to a physical, intellectual, neurological, sensory disability or autism.



Click here (external website) to check your eligibility for NASC. 



Referrals can be made by the person with a disability, family/whanau, General Practitioner, or even your Health Professional Community Agency. 

To download the referral form click here (DOCX, 134 KB). Please save a copy of this form on your device before completing it and sending it to NorthAble.



When a Referral is accepted an initial assessment will be carried out by an Assessment Facilitator at a time and place of your choice. You may choose to have support people present. This assessment will firstly determine eligibility, and if accepted, the outcomes you wish to achieve. We will endeavor to meet your cultural needs.

The assessment is directed by the person and the assessment ends when the person is in agreement that all needs have been discussed and assessed fully.

The final report will be written by the Assessment Facilitator and a copy will be made available to the person.

If you have any questions about the assessment process please contact us or phone our office during working hours.


Service Facilitation

The Service Coordinator works with the person to identify possible support options to help reach goals and positive outcomes. Once these options have been identified and agreed on, the Service Coordinator will make referrals to appropriate services. Once referrals have been made the Service Coordinator will continue to monitor progress.

Our NASC Maori Liaison is also available to provide culturally appropriate support.


If you would like assistance completing the referral form please contact NorthAble on 0508 637 200 or by emailing us on or you can send NorthAble a message by click here.


Your Friendly NASC Team are:

Bronwyn Collett

Facilitation Services Manager

Sharon Tahere

NASC Lead Facilitator 

Te Rau Allen Service Facilitator, Māori Liaison

Natasha Cordiner

Service Facilitator

Nicola Taylor

Service Facilitator

Katrina Barrett

Service Facilitator

Cheyenne Harris

Service Facilitator

Nikki Clark

Service Facilitator

Kahu Shelford

Service Facilitator

Pam Arbon  

Support Coordinator