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COVID-19 Disability Provider Update 18 Nov 2022

Antivirals – 0800 disability helpline – face masks – PPE – useful links Kia ora, Recent monitoring from the Manatū Hauora – Ministry of Health shows that cases of COVID-19 have been increasing over recent weeks. We acknowledge the ongoing challenges that COVID-19 continues to place on providers and we thank you for your continued …

New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Level 5) Applied Practice in the context of Employment Support

Applied Practice in the context of Employment Support Qualification and programme overview It is designed to qualify employment practitioners/community support workers who work closely and collaboratively to support disabled people, including those with mental health issues, to find employment. The programme is centred on developing the competencies needed to enable disabled jobseekers to achieve their …

News Update 11/11/2022

Inside this issue A message from our CEO News from the NZDSN Board NZDSN Policy Analyst NZDSN Auckland Regional Co-ordinator MSD Training Fund Member profile Upcoming events Register for Upcoming Events Before You Go Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A message from our CEO Peter Reynolds (CEO) It’s been a busy quarter for submissions, …

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About Us

New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is an incorporated society of member organisations which provide support to disabled people.

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What We Do

  • We provide a strong voice to government on matters of policy, service design, and legislation.
  • We promote innovation, quality services, research, and deliver a Provider Development Programme.
  • We ensure good communication with members, and support for regional networks.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.

Events

We host a range of events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge within the disability sector.

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Our Services

Provider Development Programme

A series of workshops and training events showcasing best/next practice and innovation. Two workstreams are tailored for leaders and direct service staff. The programme also includes communities of practice and leadership mentoring opportunities, and is informed by an analysis of NZDSN member needs.

NZDSN Conferences

NZDSN hosts conferences that attract a wide variety of international and national keynote speakers and workstream presenteres covering the latest developments and innovations within the sector.

Regional Networks

NZDSN supports a series of regional networking activities providing opportunities for information sharing, which ensures providers are well-connected across the regions.

Workforce Development

NZDSN contributes to, and leads initiatives to develop and improve qualification pathways with the disability workforce as well as advocating for fairer remunerations.

Research and Quality Development Projects

These include things like the development of practice guidelines, and policy research.

Become a Member of NZDSN

NZDSN members belong to a values-driven network of service providers and supporters committed to a social change movement that is focused on achieving inclusive lives and active citizenship for disabled people

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