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Disabled Employment New Zealand

Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.

Information to help break down barriers to employment for employers and disabled people wanting to enter the workforce. Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.


Amputee Society

Disabled Employment

Disabled Employment, hiring disabled people, helping people with disabilities including amputees to become self- employed, advise on hiring staff with a disability, Disabled home office work, all options should be open

Disability in employment advise, employment for disabled people should not have such high barriers when most of the time they are not needed, mention the word 'disabled' or 'impairment' and many employers put up barriers, they immediately think expensive' or 'too hard, but for so many employees, that 'disability' or 'impairment' is barely noticeable.

Having been labeled a disabled person since the age of 10, I have developed a passion for wanting to make the New Zealand a more work accessible place. I was one of the lucky ones I personally found work in the electronics industry were most of my work was done sitting down I became very well qualified, and always quickly worked my way up the ladder at my places of employment by my mid twenties I had become self employed and successful many disabled want to work. My June 2018 research shows me there is a lot of outdated information online. Disabled Employment is going to put as much up to date information as we are able to fine to help amputees find work.

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.