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Kiwi organisation Lifemark hionoured

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 12:24 pm | CCS Disability Action

Accessible design organisation Lifemark took out the top Universal Design award at the Australasian Enablement Awards. The Enablement awards celebrate the top performers in the Disability Care, Housing and Services sector. Lifemark was recognised as “the ... More >>

Kind hearted Kiwis used to prop-up Government under-funding

Monday, 10 December 2018, 3:26 pm | CCS Disability Action

“Charitable dollars should not be used to subsidise under-funded Government services,” says CCS Disability Action Chief Executive David Matthews. “The generous donations Kiwis give should be used to enhance basic services and also provide for badly needed ... More >>

Need for higher disability allowances

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:35 am | CCS Disability Action

A new article in the Policy Quarterly journal shows that if the Government is serious about tackling child poverty, it needs to increase the payment rate for disability allowances. More >>

Congratulations on the appointment of Dr Huhana Hickey

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:16 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action congratulates Hon Philip Twyford on the appointment of Dr Huhana Hickey to the board of Housing New Zealand. Dr Hickey is in a unique position to offer her perspective, knowledge and understanding about the needs of disabled ... More >>

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:56 am | CCS Disability Action

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on December 3 around the world. This year more New Zealanders than ever before are joining in the celebrations. More >>

Celebrate Us! – Free Concert, Christchurch, 2 December

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 8:27 am | CCS Disability Action

Celebrate Us! is a free high quality concert presented by CCS Disability Action Southern Region and Play It Strange. The concert will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. ... More >>

Accessible housing: we have the solution

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:24 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action has joined calls for the government to address New Zealand’s accessible housing shortage, with IHC and Auckland-based Disability Connect describing disabled New Zealanders as ‘shut out’ of the rental market. More >>

Wellington helps build a more accessible Aotearoa

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:53 pm | CCS Disability Action

On the 11 October 2017 CCS Disability Action, Wellington City Council and Thundermaps signed a partnership agreement which cements a collaboration set to revolutionise the reporting and enforcement of mobility parking abuse. More >>

A world first initiative to help build a more accessible NZ

Monday, 2 October 2017, 2:52 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action is delighted to announce that the pilot of the Access Aware app is now live in Christchurch. And the early signs are that this ground-breaking app is set to prove incredibly popular. More >>

Disability funding issues missing in action

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:38 pm | CCS Disability Action

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 September 2017 “ Disability is not a niche topic.”: Disappointment as disability funding issues missing in action during leaders debates More >>

NZ needs to confront its legacy of abuse and neglect

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12:45 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action welcomes the Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, releasing a report into the abuse people with learning disabilities experienced in institutions. CCS Disability Action supports calls from the Human Rights Commission and People ... More >>

Transformation of disability support services welcomed

Friday, 3 March 2017, 12:49 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action is pleased the government is continuing to reform disability support services. The government has decided to pilot a new approach around Palmerston North. This new approach will be based on everything learnt in previous pilots. More >>

Many Kiwis still not getting a fair go ten years on

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:32 pm | CCS Disability Action

It appears that while most New Zealanders follow the road code, a very large percentage of our population does not follow a moral code when it comes to the rights of disabled people. The latest research into mobility parking abuse indicates that about one ... More >>

Minister’s decision on illegal seclusion rooms welcomed

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:39 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action fully supports the decision to make the use of seclusion illegal in schools and early childhood education centres. Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement is welcome news for everyone in our country who believes in upholding ... More >>

YouthLaw report into students with disabilities welcomed

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 5:04 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action joins the Human Rights Commission in commending YouthLaw Aotearoa on their thorough report on students with disabilities. The report ‘Challenging The Barriers: Ensuring Access To Education For Children With Special Educational ... More >>

Support for more early investment in disabled children

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:00 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action supports more investment in the early years of a disabled child’s life. Overseas evidence has shown that disabled children receive generally the same benefits, or even greater, from early childhood education as their non-disabled peers. ... More >>

Planned Repeal of Act Pleases Disability Organisation

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:52 am | CCS Disability Action

National community organisation, CCS Disability Action, is pleased that the Government has finally committed to repealing Section 141 and 142 of the Children, Young Persons and the Families Act. CCS Disability Action National Leader Intensive Family Services ... More >>

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:13 am | CCS Disability Action

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport Impacting Disabled People’s Quality of Life A recent national transport survey has revealed disabled people use transport less than non-disabled people, and find it less easy to use. It also highlights ... More >>

Government Plan on Data Could Make Disabled People Invisible

Monday, 2 November 2015, 12:04 pm | CCS Disability Action

Government plans to reduce data collection about people with disabilities and their needs could lead to them missing out on fundamental services in the future, says community organisation CCS Disability Action. More >>

CCS supports the Productivity Commission’s report

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 2:56 pm | CCS Disability Action

National community organisation CCS Disability Action is supportive of the new Productivity Commission report released yesterday around better social services. More >>

 

 

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