Note: At the Board meeting on the 17th July 2012 it was agreed that the getPhysical Programme would be open to all members with Cerebral Palsy, however, to limit the Society is financial exposure, successful applicants will be given six months worth of vouchers. At the end of that six month period they are eligible to apply again for another six month set of vouchers.
OverviewThe aim of the getPhysical programme is to enable you to maintain, or improve, your physical ability and fitness. Members who successfully apply will be sent getPhysical vouchers. The vouchers can be used to pay for physical activities such as gym fees, physio sessions, yoga classes, rehab clinics and now can be use for for Osteopathic treatments/Consultations
The member must be an active participant in the physical activity, so the vouchers cannot be used to purchase equipment or for medical purposes (i.e. massage, acupuncture, doctors visits).
All providers of the physical activities must be GST registered.
MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROACHING ANY NEW PROVIDER THEY WISH TO USE.
For the activity provider to accept our vouchers, they should contact the Society on 0800 503 603 for confirmation that we will accept their invoices. Once this is done, you can pay for the activity using the getPhysical vouchers we supply to you.
Another alternative is to get the activity provider to supply you with an invoice. You send the invoice plus the required amount of vouchers to us at the Society, (postal address) and we will direct credit the provider (please ensure that the providers bank account number is on the invoice).
- Approximately $250 of getPhysical vouchers will be alloted to a member per six month period.
- The vouchers have an expiry date, after which they cannot be used.
- Members are eligible to apply again for 6 months more vouchers after the previous set has expired.
- Vouchers may be used with more than one supplier.
Suppliers ListCLICK HERE to read/download a copy existing suppliers list.
CLICK HERE to download a letter to take to potential suppliers.
How to apply
- CLICK HERE to download the getPhysical Application Form below.
- Fill it in and post it to:
PO Box 24759 Royal Oak
- Can the getPhysical vouchers be used for massages?
No. some people require a massage to become ready to do exercises. Provided this is a minor part of the activity, a small massage may be included; however physical activity must occur thereafter.
If the supplier I wish to use is not GIST registered, what do I do?
The supplier must be GST registered, if not then you cannot use the getPhysical vouchers with that supplier.
After having been on the programme, when can I re-apply to be on it again?
Once the expiry date on your current set of getPhysical vouchers has passed, you may re-apply thereafter.
Can I use the vouchers to join a sports club?
If the supplier I wish to use will not take the vouchers, what do I do?
Ask them if they are prepared to give you an invoice (addressed to the CP Society). If so, you can send the invoice to the Society. Include in the envelope with the invoice enough vouchers to cover the invoice. Ensure that the supplier bank account number is on the invoice. We will direct credit the supplier, then you can use their services. If they are not prepared to do this then you need to find another supplier.
Can I use the getPhysical vouchers to buy equipment to do the exercise, like tread-mill, sports shoes, etc?
Can I use the getPhysical vouchers for transport to the activity I wish to do?
If the supplier is willing, can they come to my house to do the exercises/activity/therapy?
As this programme gets more users, we will update these Questions.
The criteria for a members application to be considered is as follows:
- You must have cerebral palsy. The Society may request proof that you have had a clinical diagnosis of cerebral palsy
- You must have been a financial member of the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ Inc. CLICK HERE to apply for membership
Keep an eye on this website and we will update with new providers regularly.
SO, in the inimitable words of Olivia Newton-John lets getPhysical, physical, I wanna get physicaaaaal, lets get into physical, let me hear your body talk.
Gilli Sinclair - GEO
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