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Paid Family Care: Options for New Zealand

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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…

Carers’ Strategy consultation: have your say about priorities for carers

The Government is currently hosting public consultation meetings to hear from family carers and supporters. Feedback will inform the new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2019-2023. Meetings have already been…

Carers Alliance welcomes news of carer payment improvements

7 July, 2019 The Government’s announcement that it will make payment rules fairer for parents and spouses caring for elderly, ill, and disabled loved ones has been welcomed by the…

Carers desperately need some care, says new report

“I dread to think how our society will cope if the government doesn’t heed the warnings in this report and act now to fix what is a badly broken respite care system,” says Alzheimers NZ CEO and Carers’ Alliance co-chair Catherine Hall.

Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

Carers NZ welcomes the Government’s release of a paper outlining issues and possible solutions about paid family care policy. Undertaken by Sapere, research for the paper included an online survey…

Global State of Care

IACO the international network of carer organisations has released its global report on the state of caregiving in 9 countries. This landmark report is on global carer priorities, featuring policies…

Path to fairer payment policy for family carers begins with Government announcement

MEDIA RELEASE 26 September, 2018 Today’s news that Cabinet has agreed to consider changes to Funded Family Care is an achievement for families after years of court and human rights…

Flexible Funding To Support Disabled People and their Families report

The New Zealand Carers Alliance contracted Synergia to undertake a review and analysis of New Zealand’s flexible funding models notably Carer Support and Individualised Funding and its variants. The resulting…