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Welcome to the Whanganui branch

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

If you live in or near Whanganui, please contact us for support, advice and information relating to disability.

We offer a range of services for disabled people and their family and whānau. All our support services (with the exception of Mobility Parking) are free.

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.

You could also contact your GP or AccessAbility as they can assess your needs and connect you with support providers.

Local Committee

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 Committee Chair Robert Scott on or phone 06 347 1176.

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 or phone 06 347 1176.

Support us

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 foster caregiver for us, please visit Support Us or contact our branch directly.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Whanganui branch be sure to select Manawatu Horowhenua when you complete the online form and specify Whanganui in the comments section.

Paving you way

We work with people of all ages and stages. Our role is not about ticking boxes, nor do we claim to be the ‘expert’ in anyone’s life. Instead, we will work in partnership with disabled people and their families to create individually tailored supports that are guided by individual needs and wishes. Our focus is on developing a sense of what’s important to the people we support.

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If you are interested in learning more download a copy of our brochure (PDF 1.20MB) or the Word version (Word 107.42KB) or the Easy Read version (Easy Read 1.63MB).


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Contact Information
  • Street Address

    Suite 12, Wicksteed Terrace, 212 Victoria Avenue,
    Whanganui 4500

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 102
    Whanganui Mail Centre
    Whanganui 4500

Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Robert is a long time resident of Whanganui. He joined the governance team as the Whanganui Local Committee Chair when CCS Disability Action re-established the Whanganui branch in 2017.

Robert has been involved in many community based organisations including, pastoring a church, The City Mission (shop and Board) and Rotary. He has a variety of business experience working in real estate, running a coffee cart and has had a cabinetmaking business.

Robert is married to Linda and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. Robert enjoys outdoor activities such as, sailing, skiing, tennis and camping.



Janine Hoete-Thornton General Manager Central Region

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”

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