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Briefing Updates

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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Part 4A finally repealed under urgency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

We are regularly updating our info for carers.

Carer Support and Individualised Funding (IF)

The Ministry of Health is extending the flexibility for Carer Support and Individualised Funding (IF) until 28 February 2021 (initially this was due to end 30 June 2020, to cover the COVID-19 response).

PPE information from the Ministry of Health: What’s important for you to know about PPE.

Information on masks has been updated. Please check our COVID-19 Guidance page for current guidelines around face coverings. Carers NZ recommends wearing a face covering in situations where applicable, to protect yourself and others. However we also understand that this isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ issue: carers or the person(s) they are caring for, may have good reasons for not wearing a mask. The Ministry of Health has provided exemption cards which you can download and print here.

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…