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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…

Election 2017 – Responses from Political Parties

Heading into the election, we at Carers NZ have put questions to the major political parties on how they might make life better for you if they are part of…

#CarersCount – Poverty is a multigenerational issue

#CarersCount – Election 2017 Carers are having their say in the lead-up to the election on 23 September about New Zealand’s need for a joined up respite system, a better…

#CarersCount – Funded Family Care is not a fair deal

It is time the NZPHDA be abolished and the government and the Ministry of Health treat everybody equally.

#Carers Count – Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren

Grandparents who give up their freedom to take on their grandchildren should not be charged legal fees says Di Roberts, a grandparent raising her grandchildren.