NZDSN Newsletter 29 June 2022

Inside this issue Inside this issue Garth updates us on Kaupapa Mahi Tahi ki te Whakawhanake Kaimahi Workforce Development Collaboration Projects. Member profile. Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups. A message from our CEO We only have two sleeps until the new Ministry opens its doors! Peter looks at what to expect with the launch of …

Employment Initiatives

In line with NZDSN’s strategic goal to enhance the development of the disability workforce, the role of the National Employment Services Co-ordinator is to provide oversight of NZDSN’s contracted work programme with MSD, policy advocacy in relation to disability employment and support services, and liaison with the disability employment provider network.  Three initiatives are the …

Kaupapa Mahi Tahi ki te Whakawhanake Kaimahi Workforce Development Collaboration Projects

In line with NZDSN’s strategic goal to enhance the development of the disability workforce, we have contracted with the Ministries of Health and Social Development and with Careerforce, to undertake four key initiatives in relation to Disability Workforce Development.NZDSN is principal fund holder for an exciting range of initiatives designed to build the capability of …

Workforce Development Collaboration Projects Update 10-06-2022

Kaupapa Mahi Tahi ki te Whakawhanake KaimahiWorkforce Development Collaboration Projects These are flyers that provide general background information about the projects, how you can become involved and who to contact for each of the projects. There are English and Te Reo versions available.  In the coming week we will also be distributing information sheets for …

NZDSN’s feedback on the preparation for the new COVID variant

Feedback to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for upcoming Cabinet paper At the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN), we would like to thank you for the opportunity to provide written feedback for upcoming Cabinet paper on “Preparing for new COVID-19 variants”. NZDSN acknowledges the importance of preparation for future possible variants …

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 …