We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Government restores fairness for family carers

Read the full release by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announcing that parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity. The change takes effect from 2020.
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These outcome areas will contribute to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.