Welcome to the Wellington branch
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
If you live in or near Wellington, please contact us for support, advice and information relating to disability.
There are a number of ways you can access them. While some of our services may need a referral and not all the services offered by CCS Disability Action are available from our branch, please get in touch with us directly to discuss your needs and what we can offer you.
Our branch is guided by a Local Committee that is made up of members who provide governance, leadership and financial management and oversight over our local branch operations.
You can contact Local Commitee Chair Stewart Sexton on Governance.Wellington@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 04 567 8910.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make a difference as part of our Governance, we would love to hear from you. Email Governance.Wellington@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 04 567 8910.
There are a number of ways you can support our work in communities. If you wish to make a donation or bequest, volunteer your services to our branch, find out about membership, or enquire about becoming a caregiver for us, please visit Support Us or contact our branch directly.
If you'd like to make a donation to the Wellington branch be sure nominate us when you complete the online form.
CCS Disability Action Wellinton Annual Report 2020 (PDF 1.4 MB)
Stew Sexton from Eastbourne, Lower Hutt is the current chair of the Wellington Branch Local Committee. He has lived in the Wellington region for the past 25 years where he runs a consulting business working in the area of access and disability. Stew is also the vice chair of Arts Access Aotearoa, and a member of My Life My Way and the Hutt City Council Accessibility Advisory Group.
Stew’s interests include the outdoors, biking (handcycling) and “running”, (in his wheelchair).
Born with Spina Bifida, Stew has been an active member of CCS Disability Action all his life.
Janine Hoete-Thornton General Manager Central Region
Kai arua Te Maunga
Waikaramihi Te Awa
Ngati Wai Te Hapu
Nga Puhi Te Iwi
Ko Janine Hoete-Thornton Toku Ingoa
Kia ora Koutou
I am the newly appointed General Manager for the Central Region from Wellington to Whanganui, Taranaki, Manawatu and Wairarapa.
I have been with CCS Disability Action since 2008, holding senior roles in a number of settings. I have worked in the Health and Disability Sector for 19 Years; my background has been in the area of Business Management and Human Services. What brought me to this organisation was that there was more autonomy to advocate and really make a difference in the lives of others – CCS Disability Action has allowed this to happen.
In my new role, it is the intention that a more strategic view of our service delivery, community development, networks and collaborations will be taken, while ensuring strong leadership at a local level, to provide services in a way that enhances self-direction for disabled people, their families/whanau and our wider communities.
Whanau is important to me: I have three wonderful children, two beautiful mokopuna, and a loving partner who make it possible for me to do the things I do.
“Whaia te iti Kahurangi ki te tuoho koe he maunga teitei”