Our Mahi

Imagine Better delivers learning events designed around the needs and rights of disabled people and carries out research and evaluation that challenges disability inequality and inequitable life and wellbeing outcomes for disabled people. You can read more about the activism and advocacy mahi we do in the Resources for Action section.

Learning for Change

Our learning events are designed around the needs and rights of disabled people and are offered throughout New Zealand and online. We can also work with you to design and deliver a tailor-made programme. Find out more about our learning and education programmes here.



“Wow I was really impressed with this day. The information was clear and informative, and delivered in a very positive way. I will encourage my ‘families’ to attend these days as you have shared some very valuable tools and skills. Well done.” – Workshop participant, Wellington

Research and Evaluation

We have a research and evaluation programme that places disabled people, their families and whānau at its centre. We advocate for more disability-led and owned research and evaluation that addresses social justice and human rights issues.


LAC Evaluation Report

LAC Evaluation Report

Imagine Better was commissioned to undertake an outcome evaluation of Local Area Coordination (LAC) services. The evaluation aimed to understand how well LAC is working for disabled people, families and whānau, and to create opportunities improving planning and service delivery. Read more

"In recruiting Imagine Better we knew we would be working with an ally of the disability community ... Imagine Better prioritised disabled people’s lived experience and used it to drive the direction of the project." Rachel Noble, 3DHB

 Read the full case study about 3DHB's mental health and access needs of disabled people research project here

Evidence for Action Sheets

These Evidence for Action infosheets arm you with persuasive well-researched summaries of key issues affecting disabled people, with references. They can be used to support everyday conversations, as well as arguments in an advocacy, academic or work context.


More Information

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