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Covid-19 Survey Report: Caring In Lockdown

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We must do more for carers. We must do better.

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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