Amputees Federation of New Zealand Incorporated is a nation-wide, non-government, non-profit voluntary organisation. The Federation is governed by a National Executive elected annually by a National Council.
Objectives and Goals
The primary objective of the Federation is to support and promote the welfare of all amputees. This includes offering peer support and encouragement when the going gets tough, and providing information and advice to help amputees achieve the quality lifestyle to which they aspire. There are nine Regional Societies affiliated to the Federation, all of which work towards the goals set by the Federation. These include:
- Providing immediate support to new amputees and their families as they experience the trauma of amputation.
- Providing ongoing support for all amputees, including education and advice with regard to rehabilitation, social and physical networks etc.
- Ensuring that amputees receive artificial limbs and aids, the best of their respective kinds, and adequate training in the use thereof.
- Fostering positive links and liaising with health professionals, government departments, service agencies and key community groups, to promote the welfare and well-being of amputees.
The New Zealand Civilian Amputees Association Incorporated was formed on 19 April 1947, when representatives of the District Associations met in Wellington and it was realised that a strong national association was needed to cater for the needs of civilian amputees, as opposed to war amputees whose welfare was provided for by the War Amputees Association. The name was changed to the Amputees Federation of NZ Incorporated in May 1984.
Disability Advisory Group needs more committee members we need some community members to advice on issues affecting amputees, the position requires committee members to interact with their local councils and Government and to provide polite but firm advise to councils, our online group wants to supplement traditional Council Disability Advisory Groups. We want to give our advise directly to councils and Government as well as to the council disability advisory groups.
We want to allow the public to take part, I have great concerns about the current council model of having closed disability advisory groups, this allows councils the chance to manipulate people into accepting minimal outcome which may endanger the disabled community while saving council a few dollars
Amputee advocate wanted, please contact me to join our online Disability Advisory Group.