What we do

…putting YOU In Charge

Manawanui offers a range of services and support options to best meet your needs. We can help you to:

  • Design a Personal Support Plan that reflects you, your choices and lifestyle
  • Manage a budget
  • Employ the support staff you want in your life
  • Identify new sources of support
  • Take charge of who enters your life and call the shots when it comes to your priorities

Whether you need support with recruiting, budgeting and being an employer, want a hassle-free payroll system or are looking for a proven and trusted payroll partner, we have an option to suit you.

DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE – to see a full breakdown of our service options

Service Options

Payroll option

If you feel comfortable with budgeting, recruitment and employment practices but all the hassle of PAYE, IRD requirments and ACC levies taken care of, then our Payroll option might be right for you.


Supported Management Service option

If you want control but are still finding your feet and could do with some support around recruiting, budgeting, being an employer and all other aspects of managing your support staff, you may want to consider this option.

Self-managing option

If you are simply looking for a proven and trusted payroll partner, have a look at our Self-Managing option.

Other services we offer

Manawanui Web Portal 

Manawanui’s Web Portal is the no fuss way to manage your funding. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can set-up your budget, check your expenditure, manage your support staff and submit claims and timesheets.

If you are a new user, you can register for the portal here.

If you are an existing user, you can login to  the portal here.

Planning & Intensive Coaching

We offer a range of planning, mentoring and intensive Coaching options for disabled people, their families and support people. We use an individualised approach designed to support you to get the most out of your government funding, manage your support, plan for change or craft a meaningful life. For more information contact your Coach or debbie@incharge.org.nz.

Download our planning brochure


We provide free workshops to our clients on recruitment, employment and budgeting.

We can also provide workshops on other topics to organisations or groups on demand. For more information and costs for other workshops please email bridget@incharge.org.nz.

Network meetings

We host Network meetings across the country, which offer an opportunity for you to meet others in your area who are also using our services, to share ideas and resources and to problem-solve issues.

Click here for a full list of network meetings.


Would you like your staff to complete a qualification with a focus on self-directed supports? A qualification they could do while supporting you in your home? If so a NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing may be right for you and your employees. We have Careerforce Accredited Assessors on staff to support you and your staff through this process. For more information contact bridget@incharge.org.nz.

Download our NZQA brochure

Te Pou Application Support

We can support you with your application for Consumer Leadership, Workforce Development and Training Grants through Te Pou.

Consumer Leadership and Workforce Development grant applications are now open. These close on 11 March. For more information about the grants go to the Te Pou website.

Contact Bridget Snedden or call 0508 462 427 to find out more.

Safety is a priority

Manawanui makes every effort to protect the interests of our clients – including assisting with vetting the potential staff they wish to employ – without compromising their right to self-determination.

Individualised Funding

Enhanced Individualised Funding

Enabling Good Lives

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