Read the latest commentary from Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance of 45 national not for profits about the Governments new payment policy for family caregivers. For all the latest news visit http://www.wecare.org.nz/ or keep up with day to day news at www.facebook.com/wecarenz
Ministry of Health have announced information about the new Funded Family Care (FFC) scheme which will be implemented on 1st October. You can find out more about the scheme, criteria, and roles and responsibilities at the Ministry of Health's website. Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance have issued a Press Release in response to the announcement, you can view the release by clicking here. You can also find out information about FASS (Funded Advisory & Support Services) and the Funded Family Care Operational Policy by clicking here. FASS has been set up to help make sure that people who have been approved by their NASC to use FFC, get the information they need about their employer responsibilities under FFC.
MyCare is a new online service for Kiwis who want to connect with people and organisations offering all kinds of different support. These supports could include personal support, respite or residential care, overnight support, companionship and outings, help with your house/garden or meal preparation. The site will link people with potential clients, and provide great planning tools and resources. If you provide care, or need some extra assistance, please go to http://www.mycare.co.nz/ and register your interest. We'll keep you informed as the site progresses!
Request your free carer infopack now! Each pack contains the Government's updated Guide for Carers, the latest issue of Family Care magazine, plus a range of other resources we think all carers should have. These packs are useful for carers of any age or caring situation. Organisations and health professionals: please request packs for carers in your networks. Our 'foundation packs' can be regionalised, localised, or tailored for your community by adding your own information! They are attractive, and ready to post with your label ... or simply give them to the carers you support. As the packs are currently unfunded, we ask for a koha to cover courier costs for bulk requests. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 777 797 to request infopacks. If you only want copies of the Guide then please phone the national helpline 0800 777 797. These are completely free and for bulk orders we can arrange free delivery from the Ministry of Social Development.
The Spring issue of Family Care is available now. Please contact us to request a free trial copy, or to request an annual $30 subscription which covers four issues of the magazine ($55 for two years). If you support a carer, an older person, or are a 'self carer' managing your own health or disability needs, a subscription to Family Care makes a wonderful gift, and will ensure they feel part of a strong and growing community. To subscribe, please phone 0800 777 797 or send your subscription fee (cheque or credit card details) to PO Box 133, Mangonui, Far North 0442.
A Guide for Carers
Family Care magazine
Family Care magazine is produced every three months. Packed with inspiring stories and advice, this wonderful resource can be delivered directly to your home. + read more