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David’s Story

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“I thought four attempts for a second jab might be some sort of record but apparently not! There are others struggling for various reasons,” says David Sellars of his 22…

Lucas’s Story

“I asked my doctor if it was okay for me to take the Covid vaccine,” says Lucas*, a 42-year-old with cancer-related disabilities. “He’s the person I trust most when it…

Right on the edge? Close to losing control?

by Tricia Hendry Steps to take when stress is extreme and you’re struggling to cope. The journey of family, whanau and aiga carers can be extraordinarily demanding. At times, strong…

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…

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…