Category Archives: Disability

New Zealand Consultation on Paying Families Carers to Provide Disability Support

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has begun consultation on options for a new policy for delivering Ministry of Health-funded home and community support to disabled adults that does not discriminate on the basis of family status. Click here for … Continue reading

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Living with Psychotic Illness

The People Living with Psychotic Illness 2010 study, the largest of its kind ever undertaken in Australia, found that psychotic illness affects around one in every 200 Australians every year and that 90% of people affected report a deterioration in … Continue reading

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Psychosocial Disability – Position Statement

Unravelling Psychosocial Disability, a position statement by the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF), was launched at Parliament House, 22 Nov, 2011, by Senator Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ageing, Disability and Carers. This landmark document describes the … Continue reading

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Disability Care and Support Inquiry

Disability Care and Support Inquiry report This inquiry report was released on 10 August 2011. More about the Disability Care and Support inquiry Download summaries of the report Download:: Overview booklet – Disability Care and Support (PDF – 1057 Kb) … Continue reading

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World report on disability

The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic … Continue reading

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