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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 >>

CCS Disability Action welcomes partial victory

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:22 am | CCS Disability Action

National community organisation CCS Disability Action has welcomed a turnaround to the Earthquake Strengthening Bill; one which will benefit tens of thousands of disabled Kiwis. More >>

CCS Disability Action welcomes new ERO report

Friday, 6 March 2015, 9:36 am | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action welcomes the new Education Review Office (ERO) report, Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. CCS Disability Action cautions, however, that the report cannot be compared to the 2010 report, Including Students ... More >>

CCS Disability Action Celebrates 80 years

Monday, 23 February 2015, 2:17 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action Celebrates 80 years One of New Zealand’s leading community organisations kick starts its 80th anniversary year with a celebration in Timaru recognised as the birthplace of the Crippled Children’s Society now known as CCS ... More >>

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome

Monday, 16 February 2015, 11:39 am | CCS Disability Action

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome But Disabled Children Still Not Getting Fair Go in Early Childhood Education More >>

The other housing crisis

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:25 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action hopes Prime Minister John Key’s state of the nation speech will address the other housing crisis as well. With an aging population, the number of people who need accessible private homes and social housing is rapidly growing. ... More >>

Make a BIG CHANGE with your small change on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:22 am | CCS Disability Action

1 December 2014 “Make a BIG CHANGE with your small change on Giving Tuesday,” says CCS Disability Action. CCS Disability Action is asking all New Zealanders to give a little on Giving Tuesday, December 2. With almost one quarter of News Zealanders ... More >>

Tariana Turia’s Recognised by CCS Disability Action

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 7:00 pm | CCS Disability Action

Hon Tariana Turia’s Exceptional Work for the Disability Community Recognised by CCS Disability Action More >>

CCS Disability Action Welcomes Nicky Wagner as New Minister

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:22 am | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action warmly welcomes Hon Nicky Wagner as the new Minister for Disabilities Issues. CCS Disability Action, Chief Executive, David Matthews said he was looking forward to working with the new Minister. “For seventy nine years, we have been ... More >>

Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:38 am | CCS Disability Action

A group of 25 Disabled People’s Organisations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first assessment on New Zealand’s disability rights record to the United Nations. And ... More >>

Disability Focused Politicians’ Forum

Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:45 pm | CCS Disability Action

A group of Disabled People’s Organisations, providers and disabled people have organised a forum for disabled people and their families to hear how the main parties plan on tackling the big issues that effect disabled people. More >>

Urgent Action Need on Accessible Housing

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:26 pm | CCS Disability Action

New Zealand’s housing stock will become a liability for future generations without urgent leadership from government, says CCS Disability Action. More >>

Who Will Take up the Mantle of Access Champion?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 9:43 am | CCS Disability Action

With the current Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Tariana Turia retiring, community organisation CCS Disability Action questions who will be the next access champion in Government? CCS Disability Action, Chief Executive, David Matthews said Hon Tariana ... More >>

 

 

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