The underlying principles and rules have not changed. We have updated the language in the guidelines to make them clearer. This means that hopefully, the rules that determine whether you can use your funding on a particular purchase, are now easier to understand.
The IHC Advocacy Toolkit is designed to help families and supporters of people with an intellectual disability. The toolkit contains information sheets on topics and issues relevant to the lives of people with intellectual disability and their families.
As carers and whānau, we are likely to have contact and communicate with a wide variety of people. Effective Communication can increase the chance that others will understand what is happening for you and what you want from them.
It is natural for people to see the world differently. Everybody carries their own perspective of a situation. This article provides some information on how to ensure that conflict is creative and constructive.
As carers and whānau we sometimes need to respond to behaviour that may be unpleasant, challenging and socially unacceptable. This information is provided to carers and whānau as an aid to learning an interactional method of teaching and adapting to behaviour.
There are times when groups of carers and whānau want to work together to bring about positive change. This article provides clues to some of the things that are useful when considering the “collective action” required to bring about change or development.