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All Needs Assessment referrals are processed through Community Central.
Community Central is the referral co-ordination centre for the Community Health Service.
Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) services are the entry into publicly-funded Community Support Services for:
The assessment is to evaluate the needs, strengths and preference of the person. The assessment tool used is interRAI - an internationally validated needs assessment tool mandated for use by NASC services by the Ministry of Health.
Services - NASC will link you to the services [via contracted providers] to meet your assessed needs; these may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Counties Manukau Health NASC is committed to providing services which support the Positive Aging, Disability Strategy and the Health of Older People's Strategy. NASC has a range of professional clinical Needs Assessors and a wide cultural mix. Please advise if you prefer an Assessor of a specific ethnicity or require an interpreter and the service will do our best to oblige.