VHN - Very High Needs

Supporting people to achieve meaningful engagement

  • Identifying long and short term vocational and community goals
  • Services and activities that match interests, capabilities and needs
  • Together, making a plan to achieve set goals
  • Self-choice

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 Northable VHN - Very High Needs


VHN supports individuals who have been receiving ORRS funding throughout their school years and continue to receive ongoing funding after leaving school.

To be eligible you will be aged between 16 and 64 years; have a disability in accordance with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) criteria; have been assessed by the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) as having Very High Needs


If you, or anyone you know are interested in accessing our VHN service we would love to hear from you.

To download a VHN Referral Form click on this link: VHN Service Referral Form (PDF, 477 KB)

If you would like us to send you our VHN Referral Form contact us.

You can Email your completed Referral Form to vhn@northable.org.nz or drop it into our office at 40 John St, Whangarei 0110 


Feel free to contact the NorthAble VHN staff on:

Phone 0508 637 200   or   09 430 0988

To send NorthAble a message please click here.