Wrapping your head around the various personal budget holding options in New Zealand can be a daunting task. This easy to use guide provides an overview of where and how the different types of funding are used.
A Guide for Carers
A Guide for Carers – He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki
The Guide is practical help for whānau, aiga and carers who assist family members and friends
who need help with everyday living because of a health condition, disability or injury.
It includes information on services and supports available for carers, such as:
• financial help
• transport and travel
• assessing needs
• help at home
• children with special education needs
• balancing your caring role with work and study
• taking care of yourself
• contacts in time of mental health crisis
• help with managing bladder or bowel control
• making and resolving complaints
NASC services currently play a significant role in our current formal disability support service structure. Their role is significant because all disabled people who receive government funded support through the Ministry of Health, are required to access this support through a NASC service.