Category: News

Inclusive NZ National Forum

Opportunity Knocks We are excited to announce and invite you to our upcoming National Forum, held in Wellington this August! The Forum, Opportunity Knocks, will consist of a variety of topics related to the sector as well as focusing on employment support and increasing employment for people with disabilities. Save the date! Wednesday 14th August Wellington Venue to be confirmed…
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June 10, 2019 0

Downlights Luxury Candles!

Downlights is a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced soy-candle company that manufactures luxury candles using traditional artisanal techniques. As social entrepreneurs, our candles are lovingly hand poured and the entire manufacturing process supports the development of a variety of workplace skills for people with Downs Syndrome. We currently stock a lovely range of candles…
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May 31, 2019 0

Government’s 2019 Well-Being Budget.

There will be $6.48 million investment over four years into the work of the Office for Disability Issues, funding to support the work of the Disabled Peoples Organisation’s (DPO) Coalition, and funding for the New Zealand Sign Language Board and Strategy. The disability sector benefits from strong advocacy within government through the  Office for Disability…
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May 31, 2019 0

Promoting the Effective Engagement of Disabled People in Policy Development and Service Design

The Minister of Disability Issues has proactively released three documents detailing an Oral Cabinet Item. Dr Jonathan Godfrey as President of Blind Citizens along with the Social Investment Agency presented information on how disabled people had been engaged in consultation and the provision of advice to the Social Investment Agency in policy development. This was…
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May 24, 2019 0

Free mental health services for young people are being rolled out across Wellington

Free mental health services for young people are being rolled out across Wellington, as the Government eyes services for the rest of the country. The pilot programme named Piki supports 18 to 25-year-olds with mild to moderate mental health needs, and gives access to counselling and mental health support. “I’m chuffed we are rolling this programme…
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May 24, 2019 0