As a result of a working partnership with CCS Disability Action Mrs Rauiti Pitomaki (Cook Islands) was able to get a mobility parking permit.
Prior to meeting our DIAS Coordinator and Vaka Tautua Christchurch Team Leader; Kaiongo Tupou said she had no knowledge of these permits and was finding it difficult to get to her hospital appointments and do her weekly shopping. Mrs Rauitiis is now delighted to have access to mobility parking as this will greatly impact on her ability to attend appointments and be more independent.
We are pleased our DIAS services can provide our Pacific community assistance like mobility parking, especially when language, cultural and transport barriers can sometimes mean people miss out on services to help them be more mobile and self-reliant.
For further information about Vaka Tautua see the website: www.vakatautua.co.nz