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 …

Disability providers need funding to match care assistants’ pay boost – Media Release 09-04-2022

The significant pay increases set to be awarded to nurses and care assistants working for DHBs will need to be matched with government funding for support workers and nurses working for disability providers.  Without that full funding, it will be very difficult for the already understaffed disability sector to retain staff and support levels for …

NZDSN Newsletter 05 April 2022

Inside this Issue A message from the NZDSN BoardWhat’s happening in our sectorMember profile Upcoming events Register here Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A message from the NZDSN Board  Sean Stowers (Board Chair) The NZDSN Board met for the first time since late last year.  A busy but productive agenda included finalising the review …

NZDSN Newsletter 21 February 2022

Inside this issue Inside this issue. 1 A message from our CEO.. 1 What’s happening in our sector 1 Member profile. 2 Upcoming events. 3 Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups  3 A message from our CEO Welcome to 2022 – well, sort of! It does seem a little like Groundhog Day, with the whole …

Contact Exemption Scheme

Are you aware that if you offer a residential service, including support in the home, and you have a staff member who is a close contact of a confirmed COVID case, they can still work for you without the need to socially isolate?  Read about the Close Contact Exemption Scheme below: Close Contact Exemption Scheme …