Disability System Transformation Update and Accelerating Accessibility Papers released

The Disability System Transformation and Accelerating Accessibility Cabinet papers have been proactively released on the Ministry of Social Development’s website. The Disability System Transformation paper here:https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/information-releases/cabinet-papers/2022/disability-system-transformation.html The Accelerating Accessibility paper here:https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/information-releases/cabinet-papers/2022/accelerating-accessibility.html Due to resourcing restraints, some accessible formats for the Accelerating Accessibility Cabinet paper are not ready, but will be released in due course. The …

Further detail of the 2022 Budget impacts from Ministry of Social Development

And further detail of the Budget impacts from Ministry of Social Development Establishing and operating the new Ministry for Disabled People to realise a true partnership between the disability community and government and help drive ongoing transformation across government with, and for, disabled people – $107.859 million over 4 years. Increased funding for community-based services for …

Further Detail available from the 2022 Budget

Budget 2022 at a glance – what you need to know Disability support: $934m for disability system transformation $735m for disability service sustainability, with additional demand expected $100m for rolling out Enabling Good Lives approach allowing service users to budget their own services $108m to establish the new Ministry for Disabled People and support operations …

Budget 2022 More frontline funding welcome but money for wage pressures need to be addressed

The Budget boosts to frontline disability services funding will be welcomed by providers, but the question remains whether these will deliver actual service increase or be expected to cover the rising costs that disability providers face, says New Zealand Disability Services Network CEO Peter Reynolds. Budget 2022 establishes the funding stream for the new Ministry …

NZDSN Newsletter 17 May 2022

Inside this issue Member ProfileUpoming eventsRegister HereMembers Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A message from our CEO Another month has swept by.  As the borders are re-opening and COVID restrictions are lessening, we start to get back to some semblance of normal. Peter looks at Commissioner Paula Tesoriero’s report on the impact of Omicron on …