We must do more for carers. We must do better.
Almost 700 carers completed the Caring In Lockdown survey.
Flexibility of carer support and individualised funding for eligible people has been now made permanent. 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: Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People | Purchasing Guidelines. For further queries: email@example.com and put IF Question in the subject header.