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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…

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…

#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…