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Young Carers Flight Opportunity

by laurie

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…

Lumino Day 2018: Saturday, 5 May Nationwide!

Carers NZ has again partnered with Lumino the Dentists to offer free visits for family carers at participating practices on Saturday 5 May. There are still places available at some practices around…

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.”

Dementia carers feeling overwhelmed

Over half of people caring for a loved one with dementia and cognitive performance issues are overwhelmed, while many also say they are finding themselves feeling “distressed” or “angry”. Data…