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Infometrics Report – Economic Contribution of Caregiving November 2022

by Editor

The economic contribution and sacrifices of unpaid family, whānau and aiga carers in New Zealand for Alzheimers NZ, Carers NZ, the Carers Alliance, IHC and the Ministry of Social Development.…

The Covid Complication  – some tips and useful links

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 has been now made permanent. 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: Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People | Purchasing Guidelines. For further queries: and put IF Question in the subject header.

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Dear Delaware – New Wellington City Libraries pen pal programme

Dear Delaware: pen pal program Wellington City Libraries has teamed up with a series of libraries across Delaware, USA to offer people a chance to make new friendships and learn…

New Wellbeing Content Series with Auckland inclusive stylist Mo Doy

We’ve just launched our new wellbeing content series with Auckland inclusive stylist Mo Doy If you’re a busy family carer, her advice can help you look and feel good every…

HELP AND ADVICE for extreme weather events

Recent floods and cyclones have shown us how vulnerable we can be in periods of extreme weather. Here’s some info on who to contact in case of extreme weather events:…

WeConnect is launched!

New Carers NZ service is now live!  Download our latest Wellbeing Calendar! showcases hundreds of activities, experiences, outings, learning opportunities, breaks, and ways and places to make new friends.…

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…


Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori (Happy Matariki) Matariki is a star cluster with traditions all over the world. It is also recognised by many as the Pleiades,…