MORE PEOPLE GETTING INTO WORK
The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off….
DEMAND FOR DISABILITY SERVICES SURGES
Demand for help from disabled people and their families has soared with thousands coming forward for the first time… Reporter: Catherine Hutton RNZ
GET INVOLVED – MoH – COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
GET INVOLVED – MINISTRY OF HEALTH – COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
DISABILITY DIRECTORATE LIVESTREAM CONVERSATION 17 OCTOBER FROM 6PM TO 7PM
It was good to see Adri Isbister – Deputy Director-General Disability, Ministry of Health in Christchurch recently. Adri has been travelling the Country to work collaboratively with disabled people, their family and whanau, carers and providers. Community conversations and workshops are…
A PEEP IN TO THE FUTURE
In August, we were privileged to be a part of I-Create, a global conference held in Canberra, Australia. I-Create is an international convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. An amazing and informative event featuring futuristic ideas to remove barriers for those with disabilities or impairments, we are grateful to New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres and Assistive Technology…
“Beautiful’ to help people
What makes you motivated to go to work each day? To do your best and meet the goals and objectives set before you. Living with a disability can be “upsetting” (as stated by Winnie) – the difference we can make is in the work we do which spurs individuals on to make the world in which we live be an…
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…
Caregiving parents and partners of disabled people to be paid
(Article from stuff.co.nz) The Government is set to inject $32 million into paying parents and partners to care for people with high support needs and is scrapping an unusual employment situation those people are in.
John Forman has two adult children with a rare degenerative genetic condition. His severely disabled daughter lives at home and, under current laws,…