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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…

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…

Caring for the Carers – workshops with family and whānau carers

We would like to hear about your care experience of supporting a friend or whānau member who may have a disability, health condition, or illness with their everyday living. Your…

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

On a clear winter’s day in June 2018, Auckland skies were warmed with the beaming smiles of fifteen young people who care for a family member. Carers NZ brought together these young carers for a flight…

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…