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Lack Of Political Will To Improve Lives Of Disabled People In New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 3:44 pm | IHC

Once again, the one in four New Zealanders with a disability are not a priority for this Government, says IHC New Zealand. This is despite it being over 20 years since the National Health Committee’s report ‘To Have An Ordinary Life’ that ... More >>

Government Report Ignores Our Most Vulnerable

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 2:16 pm | IHC

IHC New Zealand is dismayed that a new Government report, billed as a “nationwide picture of the population’s health,” ignores the 47,000 people with intellectual disability in New Zealand. Te Whata Ora Health New Zealand’s Health Status Report ... More >>

IHC Calls For End To Discriminatory Benefit System

Monday, 26 February 2024, 3:19 pm | IHC

IHC says the benefit system is unfair and adding to intellectually disabled New Zealanders experiencing worse outcomes in most areas of life. Director of Advocacy, Tania Thomas, says there’s discrimination on the grounds of age or disability and ... More >>

Intellectually Disabled Community Hidden From Government Statistics

Monday, 26 February 2024, 3:00 pm | IHC

IHC New Zealand is calling on the Ministry of Health to specifically include data on the outcomes of people with intellectual disability in its reporting. In the latest New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) , released in December 2023, disabled people (who ... More >>

Children With Intellectual Disability 7 Times More Likely To Be Uplifted

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 12:32 pm | IHC

IHC New Zealand echoes the Chief Ombudsman’s call for the Government to make changes to Oranga Tamaraki so that our most vulnerable children are protected. This follows a report released yesterday by Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier investigating a number ... More >>

Despite Stark Warnings, Intellectually Disabled Kiwis Neglected By Government For Another 20 Years

Monday, 18 December 2023, 10:18 am | IHC

New Zealanders have long life expectancies, but new research from IHC shows that intellectually disabled New Zealanders die up to 20 years earlier than the rest of the population. The report, From Data to Dignity: Health and Wellbeing Indictors ... More >>

IHC Capture The Moment Photo Competition Winners Announced

Monday, 14 August 2023, 3:15 pm | IHC

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2308/a8988eae0b7593911f02.jpeg" width="720" height="209"> Cameron Henson (23) has taken out first prize in the IHC “Capture the Moment” photography competition with ... More >>

IHC Art Award Winners’ Work To Feature In Product Promotion

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10:43 am | IHC

Stunning artwork by IHC Art Awards winners is the centrepiece of a new limited edition collection from AF-Drinks, rising star of the alcohol-free drinks market. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2306/3740e3e0ef2d7e0f1eab.jpeg" ... More >>

Top Judges For The 2023 IHC Art Awards

Friday, 21 April 2023, 2:39 pm | IHC

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2304/8c7ce651a92da9d672e5.jpeg" width="720" height="334"> Judges Tim Walker, Mark Hutchins-Pond and Elizabeth Caldwell, bring enormous experience and understanding of art in Aotearoa ... More >>

High Hopes But Much Work Ahead For New Minister Of Education

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 8:38 am | IHC

IHC wishes to congratulate Minister Jan Tinetti on her appointment as Minister of Education and says this is the year for disabled learners to finally get a fair go at school. IHC has been involved in legal action and a campaign since 2008 to make ... More >>

IHC Launches App To Help Young People Manage Money

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 12:10 pm | IHC

  Stand Tall, a new app to help people with intellectual disabilities learn how to manage money and live independently, is being launched on Thursday 8 December. IHC helped develop the new game app with online gaming company InGame and following ... More >>

'Fearless' Photographers In New Community Exhibition

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 9:29 am | IHC

“Capture the Moment” is an exhibition of finalists from a new photography competition for New Zealanders who have an intellectual disability or an intellectual disability and autism. “Capture the Moment” grew out of the success of the IHC Art Awards ... More >>

IHC Welcomes ERO Proposal To Give Disabled Students A Fair Chance At School

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 7:19 am | IHC

IHC says today’s ERO report on Education for Disabled Learners in Schools report provides strong evidence that the education system fails disabled students and identifies what changes are needed for improvement. ERO partnered with the Office for Disability ... More >>

Disabled Students 5,000+ Times More Likely To Be Restrained In Residential Specialist Schools

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 3:14 pm | IHC

IHC is urging the government to mandate the end of physical restraint in schools. OIA figures obtained by IHC show, on average, students attending New Zealand’s residential specialist schools (RSS) in the past five years were more than 5,000 ... More >>

The Education System Is Set To Fail Quarter Of New Students

Thursday, 7 July 2022, 10:31 am | IHC

IHC says a report out today showing a quarter of all preschool children have developmental difficulties shows the broken education system must be fixed today. It’s been reported today that the study of more than 6000 children aged between 4 and 5 measured four ... More >>

IHC: Flawed System Funding Community Programmes For Disabled Adults Must Go

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:29 am | IHC

New Zealand is once again calling on the Government to overhaul an outdated system that determines what community programmes disabled adults have access to based on flawed assessments they were given as children. A case note published this week from ... More >>

Dairy Farmers Keep Karen's Dream Alive

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 9:35 am | IHC

Dairy farmers are keeping a dream alive for Karen Chapman, who grew up on a dairy farm in the small Waikato settlement of Otaua and has only ever wanted to milk cows. Karen has been supported by a network of dairy farmers in and around Pukekohe, many ... More >>

IHC Demands Government Response To Widely Known Abuse Experienced By Disabled People

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 2:57 pm | IHC

IHC wants to congratulate the Human Rights Commission for drawing attention to the staggeringly high rates of abuse and neglect that disabled people experience in Aotearoa. Trish Grant, IHC Director of Advocacy, says disabled people are significantly more ... More >>

IHC Welcomes New Ministry For Disabled People

Friday, 29 October 2021, 3:43 pm | IHC

IHC welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will establish a new standalone Ministry for Disabled People, supported by the Ministry of Social Development. Moving government disability support funding from the Ministry of Health represents a paradigm ... More >>

IHC Calls On Government To Abandon Force In Schools

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:38 pm | IHC

IHC is calling on the Government to heed the wave of anti-brutality sentiment sweeping the world, and move away from the use of force and restraint in schools. The Education and Training Bill, currently before the Committee of the whole House, includes clause ... More >>





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