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Briefing Updates

Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance are engaging with the Government and all parties to ensure better progress for New Zealand’s 430,000+ family, whanau, and aiga carers in the next three years.

Part 4A finally repealed under urgency

The repeal of Part 4A goes some way toward redressing the problems of paying family carers and corrects an injustice that should never have happened, say the Carers Alliance and Carers NZ.

 

Carers forgotten, report finds

Almost 700 carers completed the Caring In Lockdown survey.

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: Ministry of Health NZ | Purchasing Guidelines. For further queries: customerservice@health.govt.nz or phone 0800 855 066 option 4.

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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

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Not for Profits Welcome New Government Carers’ Strategy

The new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2019-2023 has been launched.

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…