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Part 4A finally repealed under urgency

by Editor

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.

We Care Kiwi

With IHC, Carers NZ has launched wecare.kiwi to help carers and people living alone get through COVID19. It’s free and easy to register: wecare.kiwi. If you prefer to talk to us, call our helpline – 0800 777 797 or email centre@carers.net.nz

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…

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…