News Update 31-05-2021

Vaccination roll out information and Q&As from The fortnightly disability vaccination Engagement Group Meeting There is a pool of $2 million that has been established to fund projects that would increase access, uptake, support informed consent and information dissemination to New Zealand’s disabled community.  The funding application documents are now live on the Ministry of …

NZDSN News Update 27-05-2021

Supported Decision Making Framework for vaccinations now available Download this valuable guidance for Supported Decision Making  and associated  tools. This will also be published online in the next day or soThe Online version will allow for the high level communicative assessment and then based on the outcome – the link will take people to the …

NZDSN News Update 26 May 2021

Summary of Budget 2021 Initiatives and Commentary Disability Support Services – Cost and Volume Pressures, $99.8m a year ($339.2m over four years)This initiative will maintain services to people with long-term physical, intellectual and/or sensory impairment who require ongoing support, by funding price and volume pressures in response to increased demand for Disability Support Services. Just how …

Sleepover rates and Work Visas

Kia ora koutouWe are pleased to let you know that Immigration NZ has had a rethink on the recent policy interpretation that created significant difficulties for employers and  for people applying for and currently on work visas. The decision has been made that effective from May 24th  sleepover rates will be excluded from wage calculations. …

Recruitment Campaign Launches

NZDSN has been pleased to work with Careerforce on this campaign and we are excited about the end results. The email communication below from Careerforce outlines how the campaign will unfold and the attached stakeholder pack and media release provides some ideas on how you can use the campaign material.  Take a moment to explore …

News Update 27 April 2021

In this update Some updated information for you on current matters impacting providers Vaccination roll out Covid extra-ordinary expenses Pay equity rates and the labour cost index Vaccination roll out Many thanks to Ray Finch who joined nearly 100 people for our zoom session on Friday. It was a comprehensive information and a very productive …

News Update 25 March 2021

In this Update: Vaccination Roll Out Information NZDSN/DSS Joint Work programme details Diploma Qualifications in Employment Support: 2nd Intake Ministry of Health Pay Equity process and timelines The Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced into Parliament last week COVID extra-ordinary costs reimbursement Vaccination Roll Out Information A range of information is now available on the Ministry …