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New Model For Children With Additional Education Needs, Proves To Be An Empty Aspiration Based On Budget 2023 Figures

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 4:30 pm | CCS Disability Action

The new ‘mixed model’ for education promised to parents of disabled students has proved empty, based on figures released in today’s budget. The ‘Vote Education’ spend has increased by $12.1m. This follows a $2.7m drop in Special Education funding ... More >>

Disabled Children Left Out In The Cold In Budget 2023

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:30 pm | CCS Disability Action

The Government has, once again, missed an opportunity to lift disabled children and their families out of poverty with no increase to Disability Allowance funding. The allowance is a weekly payment for people who have regular, ongoing costs because ... More >>

A partnership forged on common ground

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:34 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action and BarrierFree are joining forces to ensure a more accessible Aotearoa for disabled people, with an official partnership between the two organisations officially ratified. We sincerely believe that through this partnership, we can better ... More >>

There’s nothing wrong with me!

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 8:13 am | CCS Disability Action

As a person who uses a wheelchair it’s a question I hear on an almost daily basis, “What’s wrong with you?”. The assumptions behind that question speak to the attitudinal barriers I, and other disabled people in New Zealand really should not ... More >>

Famous Kiwis rise to #UD Step-Free Challenge

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 5:20 pm | CCS Disability Action

Lifemark is asking Kiwis to go ‘step free’ from 3rd December, which is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in a social media challenge that aims to raise awareness of the need for Universal Design in the built environment. ... More >>

Disability is no barrier to becoming a business owner

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:53 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action is about to launch ‘My Business’, an innovative new national programme which supports, connects and funds disabled people who want to become, or who already are, self-employed. More >>

Access Aware Mobility Parking app goes live in Tauranga

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 3:02 pm | CCS Disability Action

Access Aware has the potential to be very useful for all disabled people, their families, and whānau. Brought to you by CCS Disability Action and SaferMe, Access Aware will significantly improve everyday access issues that prevent many people ... More >>

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 >>





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