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The Covid Complication  – some tips and useful links

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for a downloadable copy of this resource, click here by Tricia Hendry The COVID-19 pandemic has given family, whānau and aiga carers an extra obstacle to navigate around! There is…

COVID-19 Guidance

Extending flexibility for Carer Support and Individualised Funding

Flexibility of carer support and individualised funding for eligible people is to continue until February 2023. Carer Support is a subsidy to support full-time carers of disabled people to have a break (respite) from their caring responsibilities. Individualised Funding allows disabled people to directly manage their supports (personal cares, home management and respite).

This flexibility means that people can continue to buy the support appropriate for them within guidelines, instead of being limited by the rules on what support funding can be used for. Guidelines of what you can buy: What People Can Buy with Disability Funding: Ministry of Health NZ | Purchasing Guidelines. For further queries: or phone 0800 855 066 option 4.

Carers NZ free downloadable resources

State of Caring Report 2022

Caring In Lockdown Report July 2020

Self-care workbook

Tips and tools for getting through another lockdown day

The Covid complication

We are not Machines

Take a Break

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WeConnect is launched!

New Carers NZ service is now live! showcases hundreds of activities, experiences, outings, learning opportunities, breaks, and ways and places to make new friends. It’s designed for anyone, but…

State of Caring Report

State of Caring Report Thank you to everyone who completed both our State of Caring survey and our recent respite survey. 1,648 carers completed our surveys. Your united voice has…


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Carer Support  – Update from the Ministry of Health’s disability team

Ongoing flexibility for family/whānau/āiga when accessing Carer Support  As a response to COVID-19 and its challenges, changes were made so access to respite could be more flexible, including using carer support…

2022 World Carers Conversation

The World Carers Conversation was held on May 20, 2022. This global, virtual event was held with the support of EMD Serono and Embracing Carers. Innovators, researchers, policymakers and carer…

Mask Exemption Pass

People who have genuine reasons for not being able to wear a face mask can now access a personalised Mask Exemption Pass. You can show the card to transport operators,…

David’s Story

“I thought four attempts for a second jab might be some sort of record but apparently not! There are others struggling for various reasons,” says David Sellars of his 22…