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Global State of Care

IACO the international network of carer organisations has released its global report on the state of caregiving in 9 countries. This landmark report is on global carer priorities, featuring policies…

Flexible Funding To Support Disabled People and their Families report

The New Zealand Carers Alliance contracted Synergia to undertake a review and analysis of New Zealand’s flexible funding models notably Carer Support and Individualised Funding and its variants. The resulting…

Paid Family Care: Options for New Zealand

Sapere has completed its paper outlining issues and options relating to paid family care in New Zealand. Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance commissioned the work to inform government decision-making…

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…

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,…

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…

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