IIDL Invitation to Providers

NZDSN has a long and proud history of sharing a relationship with the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL).  IIDL brings us opportunities to network with disability support providers in different countries over a range of common leadership issues.  In this time of huge challenge and change, the opportunity to learn from others and share …

NZDSN National Office is Closed

The NZDSN National Office is closed from midday 23rd December, re-opening on Monday 10th January 2022. We will be monitoring incoming e-mails for anything urgent.  You can also call me on 027 534 6472, or text. Meanwhile, have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.  Stay well!  See you in 2022! …

NZDSN Newsletter 15 December 2021

Inside this issue A message from our CEO What’s happening in our sector Regional news Auckland regional network Member profile Upcoming events Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A Message from our CEO What next and what happens if your support worker is stood down?  Peter looks at this and the new Ministry for Disabled …

Temporary Exemptions

Last night the Ministry of Health wrote to around 55,000 people providing them a temporary exemption.  They are people who have tried, but cannot get a vaccine pass.  Some reasons are, their Overseas records are not yet loaded, their doses are not loaded, or their NHI names is not matching their identity document.  The media …

Disability community residential care services: Red

The MOH website has now been updated to reflect service provision under the new Traffic Light System. The three links below are Residential Services Under Red – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-residential-care-providers/disability-community-residential-care-services-red Non-Residential Services Under Red, Orange or Green – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-non-residential-care-providers Residential Services All Traffic Lights – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-residential-care-providers …

Abuse and Neglect of Disabled People

Alarming and disproportionate violence against disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand has been documented in two new Human Rights Commission reports. On 1 December Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner launched the two reports:   Whakamahia te Tūkino kore Ināianei, ā Muri Ake Nei (Acting Now for a Violence and Abuse Free Future) Whakamanahia Te Tiriti, …

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 …