Although the newly released wellbeing data shows that disparities continue to exist between disabled and non-disabled people, apart from loneliness and self-rated general health status, there have been improvements across all other domains of wellbeing compared to the previous wellbeing survey.
As the disabled community may be especially vulnerable or have specific needs when it comes to mask-wearing to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, we thought it would be useful to highlight information from the COVID-19 website around masks.
The Survey covered seven key areas of interest: leadership; participation; data collection and planning; access to information and services; transport; built and public spaces; and resilience and inclusive communities
COVID-19 has had an impact on every New Zealander’s life, and the results from our surveys show that the disabled community is no exception. However I’m pleased to be able to say that overall, most of those who responded to our surveys are doing okay or better.
The Office for Disability Issue is collecting information about how Covid-19 affects disabled people. This weekly survey informs Government and Government agencies on current issues facing the community.