Can’t find a relief carer to use your Carer Support Subsidy or other respite funding? Carers NZ works closely with Mycare, the online place where it’s easy for people seeking or offering relief care to connect with each other. We are currently trialling sharing of relief carers in parts of New Zealand – we can put you in touch with other families who’d like to work together to organise relief care. Call 0800 777 797 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about Mycare visit the website or call its service team on 0800 677 700!
Carewise is a new initiative with a new website coming to the web soon. Look out for it!
Sapere has completed its paper outlining issues and options relating to paid family care in New Zealand.
Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance commissioned the work to inform government decision-making about this issue, in response to concerns about existing policy. Read it here