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Street Appeal Day Highlights Gaps In The System

Press Release – Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

A chronic shortage of counsellors and coroners, financial support for families going through the coronial system, and the urgent need for free peer support workers throughout the mental health system are the critical issues highlighted on Street Appeal Day. … Read more »

Street Appeal Day Highlights Gaps In The System

Press Release – Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

A chronic shortage of counsellors and coroners, financial support for families going through the coronial system, and the urgent need for free peer support workers throughout the mental health system are the critical issues highlighted on Street Appeal Day. … Read more »

Cancer Society Announces Over $1m In New Research To Combat Cancer In New Zealand

Press Release – Cancer Society

Wellington, 28 July 2021 – The Cancer Society of New Zealand has funded more than $1,000,0000 in new research to combat cancer through its scientific 2020 Grant Round. Among the projects funded include research into the impact of HPV vaccination on … Read more »

Failings In Ministry Stewardship Of High And Complex Framework

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsman

The Ministry of Health needs to urgently improve its oversight of services for people with an intellectual disability and high and complex needs, says Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier. Mr Boshier today released Oversight , his investigation report into … Read more »

Response To The Chief Ombudsman’s Report Into The High And Complex Framework

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health welcomes recommendations made by the Chief Ombudsman in a report around the care available for people with an intellectual disability. The Ombudsman has been investigating the High and Complex Framework since early 2019. … Read more »

Lack Of Strategy To Prevent Youth Homelessness Increases Harm For Young People Over Lockdown

Press Release – Manaaki Rangatahi

A recent report from Child Poverty Action Group highlights the need for a strategy to end Youth Homelessness. Child Poverty Action Groups new report has highlighted that the lack of a strategy to end youth homelessness led to gross inequalities and … Read more »

$5mill Grant An Iwi First To Drive Better Healthoutcomes For Māori

Press Release – Whakauae Research Services

Whakauae Research Services has received $5 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for a five-year programme to build knowledge on what is needed for better health outcomes for Mori and therefore Aotearoa. Its the first time … Read more »

Warmer Kiwi Homes Smashes Annual Target

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government’s highly successful insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation and efficient heater installs in the year to the end of June, smashing its target … Read more »

Sailability Tauranga Offers Many Opportunities For Disabled Sailor

Press Release – TECT

For 43-year-old Dennis Young, living with Left Hemiparesis can have its challenges. I am paralysed down the left-hand side of my body; it affects my walk, I cant run as fast, I cant stretch my left arm out, and I havent got as good a grip … Read more »

Want To Enjoy A Healthy, Fun-filled Retirement? Get More Active, Not Less Says Active+

Press Release – Active Plus

Active+, one of New Zealands largest multi-disciplinary rehabilitation suppliers, is busting the myth that retirement is all about putting your feet up and taking it easy. Instead, the health and wellness brand is calling for older Kiwis to get … Read more »

Poverty Burden For Children Increased Due To Government Neglect – New Report

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity are among the burdens which increased for tamariki Mori and other children in the first year of Covid-19 – partially due to Government neglect, according to a Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) … Read more »