NZDSN Newsletter 15 November 2021

Inside this issue A message from our CEO What’s happening in our sector National Employment Services Coordinator update from Gordon Boxall The NZDSN Board Regional news NewMember introductions New member profile Upcoming events. Members’ Only Facebook Group and LinkedIn A Message from our CEO This is the first month of a newer format for our …

Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) has an agreement for the Open Polytechnic to provide 50 free places for people working in organisations that are NZDSN members onto the online Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership.  This arrangement is available beginning in 2022.   NZDSN has representation on the Open Polytechnic’s Social Health and …

New Ministry for Disabled People

New Ministry for Disabled People gives hope for better, fairer services The Government’s announcement that it will move disability funding from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development into a new Ministry for Disabled People raises hopes that disabled people will finally have a government agency that treats them as a priority, rather than …

Future of DSS

The long-awaited answer to the question of where disability support services will sit, is about to be answered.  Within Ministry of Health, or Ministry of Social Development, or somewhere else? The Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni and the Minister of Health, Andrew Little are announcing significant changes to the disability system at 2pm on …

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Order

The Mandatory COVID Vaccination Order has been finalised, signed off, and published. This means we now have a legal obligation to ensure our front-line workforce is vaccinated.We will examine the detail of the order and get more information to you in the coming days.Meanwhile, I wanted to share some good news with you.  One of …

Latest News 22-10-2021

NZDSN News Update 22nd October 2021 Inside this IssueA Message from our CEOMandatory vaccination polling resultsVaccinationsPolicy updateNZDSN Auckland updateUpcoming events A message from our CEO It is timely to have this brief Update as we look forward to Labour Weekend that will provide a well-earned break! A lot has been happening in the COVID-19 response, …

Maori Resources

Some useful Maori Resources Māori Cultural Guidelines Handbook for Powhiri Mihi Whakatau Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment Whakamaua Maori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 Whatua-Summary-Report …

NZDSN Newsletter 1 September 2021

COVID-19 Update The Government confirmed that all areas of New Zealand, outside of Auckland and Northland, are now at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Auckland and Northland will be staying at Alert Level 4 for the time being (up to two weeks for Auckland and a week for Northland, depending on tests around Warkworth). 49 new …

Latest update from NZDSN 26 August 2021

Funding We have been concerned about the lack of certainty being provided to members from MoH on surety and extraordinary payments so have been chasing the MoH.  Here’s the latest: Ensuring clear information and communication on this matter and other COVID related issues is a top priority for the Ministry of Health. We know how …