Covid 19 update

Do we remember the days when we could walk into a supermarket with a smile instead of a mask. Or as it may be remembered, “When I was your age…” We all have been dealing with the frustration, fear and uncertainty that the pandemic of the Covid 19 virus, and its mutations, has brought with […]

Clinical guidance to health professionals

Please find below a link to the clinical guidance that the MoH has developed (with the Donald Beasley Institute) for health professionals responding to patients with an intellectual disability. Whilst it has been developed within a COVID-19 context, it obviously has a much broader application. They are also developing similar guidelines for autistic people. Advice […]

Information from MSD on medical certificates, disability allowance, additional funding …

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has made some temporary changes to document requirements as part of the COVID-19 response. The changes are helping to make things easier for people and ensure they continue to receive support during this time. Here is an overview of some key changes they’ve made: No medical certificate renewals for […]

Information sheet for disabled people and family/whānau …

Below is a link is to an information sheet for disabled people and family/whānau and an information sheet for residential care providers about COVID-19.  This is located on the MoH website. The information sheets are in Word and PDF format. COVID-19 – information for disabled people and residential care providers

Where to go to for health advice on COVID-19 …

This information is to provide an update to the disability community and sector on COVID-19. We will have regular updates about COVID-19 with disability relevant information to make it easy to keep up to date with the latest information and developments. I would like to assure you that the Disability Directorate is taking the response […]


Preparing for a New Era

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