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Path to fairer payment policy for family carers begins

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:49 pm | Carers New Zealand

Yesterday’s news that Cabinet has agreed to consider changes to Funded Family Care is an achievement for families after years of court and human rights action. More >>

Young carers take to the skies

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:37 am | Carers New Zealand

A group of deserving young carers of loved ones who are elderly, ill or disabled will have the chance of a lifetime this weekend, taking part in a memorable scenic flight over Auckland. More >>

Caring for the carers

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 11:30 am | Carers New Zealand

Two national services to support family carers have been launched by the Ministry of Health for delivery by not-for-profits SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services), Parent to Parent, and Carers New Zealand and its online partner, MyCare Ltd. More >>

Carers New Zealand Newsletter 25 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 1:39 pm | Carers New Zealand

Last month the Government announced its long-awaited policy in relation to payment for family carers. It has allocated $23 million a year to pay minimum wage for up to 40 hours a week for approximately 1,600 parents supporting high needs adult disabled ... More >>

Important Updates from Carers NZ

Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 6:40 pm | Carers New Zealand

As many of you will be aware, the Government is considering payment options for family carers who support disabled adult children. This is in response to successive court decisions finding that to not pay family carers the same as formal workers for the ... More >>

New online space for family carers and friends

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 6:12 pm | Carers New Zealand

Visit to find all kinds of help, and try our new Time Out 'virtual respite' library: if you can't get out for a break, watch some of these experiences to take you away … to the forest, the sea, for a motorcycle road trip, or sit at ... More >>

Coaching advice to start the New Year for first 50 requests!

Friday, 13 January 2012, 12:12 pm | Carers New Zealand

Are you starting 2012 feeling uncertain or overwhelmed .. about life generally, important decisions, employment, family issues, or for other reasons? You may want to enter our New Year's Resolutions Project for families and those managing their ... More >>

March on Parliament: Supporting medicines for rare diseases

Friday, 11 November 2011, 5:30 pm | Carers New Zealand

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Lysosomal Diseases NZ and the NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders, are gathering at Civic Square in Wellington at noon on Wednesday 16th November to march to Parliament seeking fair access to specialised medicines ... More >>

Wellington Community Election Forum:‘Political Speed Dating'

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 4:00 pm | Carers New Zealand

Get along for a fun, fast and furious 90 minutes of political debate! We hope you can attend this fun and amusing evening where political candidates will be asked the hard questions on welfare, public services, inequality and more. More >>

Upper Hutt Cares ~ An Information Expo for Carers

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:48 pm | Carers New Zealand

This expo will be held on Tuesday 23rd August from 11am – 3pm at Riverstone Recreation Hall, Expressions Arts and Recreation Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. The event is totally free and open to the public. Laurie Hilsgen, CEO of Carers NZ will ... More >>

Update from Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 5:12 pm | Carers New Zealand

Since its launch in May the We Care! campaign has attracted more than 500 emails to the Prime Minister and more than 12,000 Friends on Facebook. Various media activity is underway for the coming months, plus carer 'Mingle' events around the country. ... More >>

Time To Rethink ‘Social Contract’

Friday, 24 December 2010, 11:53 am | Carers New Zealand

The Government’s concept of a ‘social contract’ that commits families to years of intensive caring for ill, disabled, and elderly loved ones is old-fashioned and does not reflect modern life, says Carers NZ. More >>

Biography of My Skin

Friday, 13 August 2010, 10:38 am | Carers New Zealand

Once in a blue moon a show raises your spirits with the magic of real life. More >>

Carers Need Urgent Focus

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 5:13 pm | Carers New Zealand

One of the world's largest qualitative studies about the lives of family carers, undertaken by the University of Auckland, has found that less than 1% of Kiwi carers of disabled children and young people are satisfied with the supports provided to ... More >>

New Monthly Programme for Family Carers

Tuesday, 2 September 2008, 9:25 am | Carers New Zealand

Carers NZ is pleased to announce the launch of Family Care Radio, a one hour internet radio show for families with health and disability needs. More >>

Government Announces Carer Strategy

Friday, 13 April 2007, 9:32 am | Carers New Zealand

National charities have welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will develop a Carers Strategy for the 15% of New Zealanders who provide care for sick or disabled family members. More >>

Carers NZ - Newsletter

Sunday, 18 February 2007, 1:21 pm | Carers New Zealand

Welcome to 2007! Join us at the Caring for the Carers Summit in April! Best wishes to everyone for the New Year. We trust that you all had a safe and happy festive season and are ready for busy and hopefully not too challenging 2007. In our first ... More >>

New Support Framework for 422,901 New Zealanders

Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 9:35 am | Carers New Zealand

Carers New Zealand has launched a new consumer magazine for family carers, along with other resources to help those who care at home for a sick, injured, frail or disabled family member. Family Care NZ is one of the resources in the national non-profit’s ... More >>


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