Changes to Family Funded Care

The government have recently announced changes to Funded Family Care.  A raft of changes which include pay rates for carers from minimum wage to a maximum of $25.50 per house, for carers with a family member or spouse that has high needs due to disability, health conditions, mental health, addition or old age.

The changes will come in to effect in 2020 after going through a Select Committee process.

This link to the Ministry of Health’s website provides information about the current policy and planned changes.  More information will be added when available.

We have some information about funding on our website, including links to Firstport. You can also check the Ministry of Health’s website for all the information about Funded Family Care including the policy documents and who you can contact for more information.

Aspire Canterbury is a Disability Information Service and are always available to answer your questions, provide support or have a chat. If you have any questions about funding, what support is available to you, the changes to family funded care or anything at all, you can always contact us using the details on our Contact Us page. Please remember, we are a community resource and hub, we have been providing information, solutions and support for approximately 40 years. If you are uncertain about anything at all, contact us, chances are we may be able to help or connect you to a service that can help.