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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…

Keeping safe through Covid-19

General guidelines  Vaccination Information about booking your vaccine. Masks Information on masks can be found here. PPE Guidance To keep you informed on current guidelines regarding gloves, masks, and other personal…

Abuse in Care Inquiry

The Royal Commission investigating historic abuse and neglect in state and faith-based care has been hearing from disabled people, and people within the sector about their experiences. The Commission is…

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Part 4A finally repealed under urgency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 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: customerservice@health.govt.nz 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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