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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.


Burwood Academy of Independent Living

Burwood Academy of Independent Living

Supporting Research & Learning in Rehabilitation

The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is a dynamic organisation committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury and illness. Based onsite at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, the Academy is dedicated to building a vibrant culture of research and learning. We are working to establish strong links to consumer organisations, universities and rehabilitation professionals.


BAIL is run by a team of people passionate about research, learning and knowledge translation.

Click here to meet the BAIL TEAM

BAIL has an awesome team of researchers that we call on to help up with our research projects

Click here to read more about the BAIL Researchers

BAIL is lead by a dynamic board

Find about about the Board Members/Trustees here

The board is advised by a number of committees

Find out about the BAIL Academic Development (BAD) Committee here
Find out about the Finance Committee here

To keep us on track BAIL has some pretty great International and National advisers

Find out more about the National Advisors here
Find out more about the International Advisor here