Environmental Scan

The Briefing for incoming Minister (BiM) is nearing completion ahead of the announcement of who the incoming Minister for Disability Issues is to be.  The BiM will be sent to the new Minister (and other Ministers, eg: Social Development) as soon as possible following that announcement and a meeting sought with the Minister(s) to discuss …

Government Must Act to Provide Fair Pay for Care and Support Workers

Disability support providers have reluctantly welcomed a second pay equity claim for around 40,000 care and support workers, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. The claim, lodged by the combined sector unions, covers 167 employers in disability, home and community health, mental health and addictions and aged residential care sectors. It builds …

CSC Buying Group

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Appreciating Accessible Communities

Welcome to NZDSN’s Appreciating Accessible Communities! Hear from Disability Support Providers about their exceptional mahi and care for disabled people/whanau in communities. And hear from disabled people about their great experiences and the opportunities they are having working with Providers in their community. Find out more about Independent Living Services (www.ilsnz.org) Find out more about …

Te Whatu Ora Commissioning Information (25th July 2023)

Tēnā koutou katoa The Pae Ora legislation has given us the mandate and the opportunity to create a system of commissioning that has the needs of whānau and local communities at its heart. Following months of engagement and consultation, we now have a Te Whatu Ora Commissioning structure and operating model that will help us …

Pay Equity

Content: This section of the NZDSN website provides information for NZDSN members on pay equity and the two claims facing our sector: What is Pay Equity? Pay Equity concerns gender-based pay discrimination.  So, pay equity is where both male-dominated workforces and female-dominated workforces, both undertaking work of similar value, are paid at the same level.  …

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of NZDSN (New Zealand Disability Support Network) will be held on Thursday 28th September 2023, between 10.00am and 12:00pm, via Zoom. (A zoom link will be sent out to those financial members who have registered through our website) Register here Notices of Motion and Remits If you intend to submit …

News Update 28/07/2023

Inside This Issue A message from our CEOFunding UpdatePay Equity UpdateThe Accessibility for New Zealanders BillDonald Beasley Institute Research – “My Experiences, My Rights”2023 Census update from Stats NZDisability Data – Stats NZNZDSN’s Tui Tuia Maori Cultural Advisory CommitteeEventsIHC Accessible Democracy ForumPlatform’s Mental Health & Addiction Political DebateRegional Networking  Meetings A message from our CEO …