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IHC will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with intellectual disabilities and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.

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The IHC Art Awards provides artists with an intellectual disability the opportunity to have their talent recognised, their voices heard and to sell their work. It also highlights the talent and achievements of people with intellectual disability.


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IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system

IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system that puts greater choice and control over services in the hands of disabled people.


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Making Rights Real Webinars

IHC's Community Advocacy team will be delivering two webinars discussing the human rights of people with intellectual disability. The first webinar will cover the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act (PPP&R Act) and the second will focus on Financial and Medical decisions. These webinars are designed for both family members and people working in the intellectual disability sector and provide vital information on this important area of support.


Respite changes coming this month

Two lower North Island respite bases will now be managed by NZCare Disability, under new plans announced by IDEA Services.


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Things you might be interested in

IHC Careers

Are you looking for a career change? One that makes a difference? We are always looking for great people to join us. Check out IHC and IDEA Services' job vacancies.

IHC News

Read about IHC's latest news and events. You can sign up to the Hot Issues newsletter and read the latest Community Moves.


IHC members are very important to IHC. We want the support of all New Zealanders to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Careers at IHC

IHC is New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. Our Mission is at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community.

Our staff are dedicated and hardworking and every team member plays an important part in helping people with intellectual disability to achieve greater independence. A career with IHC can be very rewarding, fulfilling and challenging. We are focused on making sure that our staff receive the support that they need to do their jobs and that they have a healthy and safe work environment.

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Give today and make a difference

A large number of IHC’s programmes are not funded by government, so your donations are essential for us to carry out our work.