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2017 Election Party Response- The United Future Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the United Future Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them.

Employment – our first question

  1. What will your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Support a campaign aimed at employers to break-down any negative perceptions of those with disabilities, ensuring they can get into the workplace.

Employment – our second question

  1. How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of employment opportunities as non-disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Support a campaign aimed at employers to break-down any negative perceptions of those with disabilities, ensuring they can get into the workplace.

Poverty and higher costs – our first question

  1. What would your party do to ensure disabled people have adequate recourses and that this is easy to access?

The United Future Party’s answer:
We would promote an increase of funding for early identification of children with special needs and disabilities with targeted systematic, intensive and high quality interventions, so that children and their parents have targeted support and access to all the care they need.

Poverty and higher costs – our second question

  1. How will your party ensure disabled people can access a similar range of opportunities in the community as non-disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Establish community-based advocacy services to ensure that every disabled person and their family have a case manager who ensures that clients have access to every support to which they are entitled.

Public Attitudes – our question

  1. What will your party do to improve the public’s understanding of disability and their attitudes towards disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Establish community-based advocacy services to ensure that every disabled person and their family have people to advocate for them and ensure their voices are heard as well as supporting a campaign aimed at employers to break-down any negative perceptions of those with disabilities, ensuring they can get into the workplace and increase public understanding.

 Diversity – our first question

  1. What would your party do to make sure disability supports are culturally relevant for disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
With a community-based approach that is catered to an individual and their family, culture can be more considered; we fully support this course of action.

 Diversity – our second question

  1. How will your party ensure disabled people have the same opportunity to connect with their culture as non-disabled people?

The United Future Party’s answer:
With a community-based approach that is catered to an individual and their family, culture can be more considered; we fully support this course of action. With that we can generate pathways to connecting with culture.

 Housing – our question

  1. What would your party do to ensure accessible and affordable housing is available?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Support home ownership for people with disabilities through rent-to-buy and shared equity mechanisms and the use of State Housing stock for this purpose.

 Child Poverty – our first question

  1. What would you do to tackle child poverty amongst disabled children and their whanau?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Support home ownership for people with disabilities through rent-to-buy and shared equity mechanisms and the use of State Housing stock for this purpose and Establish community-based advocacy services to ensure that every disabled person and their family have a case manager who ensures that clients have access to every support to which they are entitled.

Child Poverty – our second question

  1. What would your party do to ensure disabled children have access to the same opportunities as non-disabled children?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Ensure that appropriate care, employment and housing is available in every region.

Sustainable funding for disability support services – our question

  1. What would your party do to ensure funding for disability support meets demand and is adequate?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Commission an independent review of current audit and monitoring provisions for disability care providers to see what areas need changes and support.

A social insurance approach for all disability support services – our question

  1. Would your party consider a social insurance funding approach for all disability supports?

The United Future Party’s answer:
It is UnitedFuture policy to investigate the feasibility of a national health insurance scheme which would cover disability.

 Disability Commission – our first question

  1. Will your party support the creation of an independent disability commission to manage all disability support service funding?

The United Future Party’s answer:
We don’t currently have any policy planning to do so.

 Disability Commission – our second question

  1. If not, what would your party do instead to ensure disability and funding is well coordinated?

The United Future Party’s answer:
Commission an independent review of current audit and monitoring provisions for disability care providers

 

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One Response to “2017 Election Party Response- The United Future Party”

  1. “No matter which party you vote for the Crown NZ govt always gets in”

    The Crown’s commissioners are not independent.

    The Crown self which is why we have all the problems with corruption, discrimination and the unaccountably.
    The Crown govt say all the “right” things but then do all the wrong things.
    Many disabled people in NZ do not have access to needed ( or any)support.

    Hey don’t politicians lie to get votes?

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