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Paid Family Care: Options for New Zealand

by laurie

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…

You Care About Me When You Care About My Son

Despite a growing emphasis on the need to care for carers, delivering respite that responds to the lives of disabled people and those who support them has proved difficult to…

Young Carers Flight Opportunity

Our chilly Auckland skies will be warmed with the beaming smiles of sixteen deserving young carers this winter. Phil Pacey will be flying young people who care for a family…

New push for ACC to cover all disability

A Dunedin barrister and researcher is leading a new charge for ACC to be revamped so it covers all disabilities, and doesn’t discriminate based on cause. Warren Forster has been…

Mums speak out on disability, advocacy and activism

For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle. Now seven women – all mothers of disabled children,…

Toilet for people with profound disabilities opens in Hamilton

New Zealand’s first ever Changing Places accessible bathroom has opened in Hamilton. It is located at Hamilton Gardens and features a height-adjustable adult sized change table with a shower, and an electronic hoist.…

New app targets misuse of mobility parks

“Using a mobility parking space without a permit even ‘for just a minute’ can block a disabled person’s opportunity to live life freely.”