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23 Jun 2014

Luke Palmer and family Supplied CLOSE-KNIT FAMILY: Accident victim Luke Palmer with sister Abbie and brother Kerry.

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19 Apr 2014

A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation is an unmitigated disaster. The Health Ministry has revealed only 97 families of the 1600 eligible are receiving the minimum wage...

18 Apr 2014

Families who won a long and lengthy Court battle for financial help to support their disabled daughters and sons are now facing a new battle with health system bureaucracy and need the Health Minister's help, Labour's Disability Issues spokesperson...

18 Apr 2014

A 13-year legal battle by parents seeking the right to be paid caregivers for their disabled adult children has ended in bitterness, with only a handful of parents being paid. The Ministry of Health says only 121 people had qualified for the new “...

14 Apr 2014

The last issue of INsite published an article about the controversial new Funded Family Care (FFC) policy, which allows a small proportion of disabled adults to employ a family carer. Here, a recipient of FFC (name withheld) gives her first-...

01 Apr 2014

Jo-Ann Quinn, the sole carer for her mother, has been found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Maureen Quinn developed a maggot-infested ulcer after spending all her time living on a couch in squalid conditions, and died in 2011...

18 Mar 2014

All state house tenants, regardless of age or disability, will find themselves subject to the government's new policy of reviewing state house tenancies. More than one in five of the first 780 state house tenants facing possible eviction under a...

10 Mar 2014

A landmark decision this week paves the way for compensating family carers who support ACC clients. Click here to read the news item...

17 Feb 2014

The New Zealand Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2018 was launched at Parliament last night by the Minister for Senior Citizens, the Hon Jo Goodhew. Developed in consultation with whānau, aiga and carers, the new Action Plan...

11 Feb 2014

Brackenridge chief executive Peter Campbell has quit the beleaguered facility after five months of Government investigations, inquiries into resident deaths and media scrutiny....

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