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Mums speak out on disability, advocacy and activism

by Editor

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,…

NZ to get first Changing Places accessible public toilet

New Zealand’s first ever Changing Places accessible bathroom is coming to Hamilton. It will be located at Hamilton Gardens and feature a height-adjustable adult sized change table and a hoist.…

Disability Equipment Expo 2018, nationwide

Show Your Ability is New Zealand’s premier disability and older persons equipment expo. Held annually in five venues nationwide and featuring over 50 of the nations most innovative and experienced…

ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days, nationwide

You, your whānau, family and carers are warmly invited to the ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day – a day for people of all abilities. An Open Day is way…

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…

#CarersCount – Carer Support allocations are not working

The Carer Support days allocation does not meet the needs of most of the families I work with. This system needs to be audited. I have asked for information about…