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: firstname.lastname@example.org and put IF Question in the subject header.
Tips and tools for getting through another lockdown day
Give yourself the once over! Use Katharine Findlays’ warrant of fitness checklist to help you and your loved ones stay healthy through the year.
The University of Auckland have created CALM.
A website which can be used as a motivational tool for students struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and other factors that can contribute to poor study practices.
Cold winter weather can mean boredom, depression and rising tension in the home.
So it makes good sense to make plans for winter, not just for activities that can be shared by everyone in the household, but plans to take care of yourself. By Katherine Findlay
After months of depression and doubt following his heart bypass surgery, Richard Blakeborough had no illusions: things had to change! Getting the feeling again Barry Manilow may have been onto…
Hearing voices is more common than people think; it is in fact a normal but unusual experience. However, it can be a frightening experience for both the hearer and family…
This research from Carers UK indicates that one in three full-time carers get no practical support. Launched to coincide with its landmark policy conference, the State of Caring 2013 report…