The second part of the Government’s Families Package, which aims to improve incomes for low and middle income families with children, takes effect from 1 July. Thanks for your help communicating these changes to our clients. Timing … [Read more...] about Timing of Families Package Payments
“From rhetoric to reality - real implementation” Brought to you by NZDSN and the national EGL Leadership group This one day workshop, open to families and providers, is a major opportunity to engage with EGL … [Read more...] about Enabling Good Lives Workshop
Politicians in Wellington have been asked some tough questions about disability issues and support benefits, during a debate in the capital. Despite making up a sizeable chunk of the voting public, those with disabilities say they're being largely … [Read more...] about Disabled ignored by politicians in campaign – IHC
Disabled people say they're being forced to choose between food and doctor appointments, because they don't have enough support. IHC hosted an election forum in Wellington today to bring attention to the issues facing disabled people. Audience … [Read more...] about Disabled people forced to choose between food and health, forum told
In July 2017, IHC conducted an online survey to gauge the situation for people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand. The survey was run over three weeks and took in responses from individuals, families, supporters, and sector … [Read more...] about How is New Zealand doing for people with intellectual disabilities?
KEY MESSAGES FROM CABINET PAPER, JUNE 2017 A high-level design of a transformed disability support system has been finalised by a group of disabled people, whānau, service organisations and officials who have worked together since April … [Read more...] about Cabinet paper summary June 2017
What will system transformation mean for disabled people? Disabled people and their families/whānau will have a very different experience in the transformed system, which aims to ensure … [Read more...] about Frequently asked questions about the transform.
Ref: 20 July 2017: http://www.enablinggoodlives.co.nz Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support … [Read more...] about New disability system a step closer