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Systematic shift needs to target attitudes toward disabled people

Mike Pulman is a regular public speaker for various organisations in the disability sector. Mike is also a part time sports reporter for the All Blacks, Chiefs Rugby, and the Blackcaps cricket team. When not busy writing, Mike hosts a weekly talkback radio show. He was the winner of 2016’s Youth with Disability award. I ...

How far have we come in the last 12 months?

Mike Pulman is a Communications Coordinator for CCS Disability Action Waikato/BoP and is a regular Public Speaker for various organisations in the disability sector. Mike is also a part time sports reporter for the All Blacks, Chiefs Rugby, and the Blackcaps cricket team. When not busy writing, Mike hosts a weekly talkback radio show. He ...

Is there greener grass across the “Ditch”?

David Matthews, CEO of CCS Disability Action, doesn’t think so, and explains why not. A few weeks ago I was able to spend some time in Queensland attending the CRU (Community Resource Unit) Conference entitled “Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibilities” The conference was timed to coincide with the launch of the NDIS ...

Eight years on, the Select Committee report into disability services

Sam Murray, our National Policy Coordinator, reports on progress made since the Social Services Select Committee report of 2008. In 2008 there was a major report into services for disabled people. The report was by the Social Services Select Committee, which is a group of Members of Parliament. The Select Committee found that government departments ...

The Evidence Based Approach to a Fairer Society

Roger Loveless reflects on the Measuring Accessible Journeys project, MAJ, as he retires from his role as Access Coordinator. When I initially floated the idea that the disability sector, including CCS Disability Action, needed to work within society’s accepted infrastructure asset management systems and apply them to improving access, it was met with considerable scepticism. ...

Join the Conversation

CCS Disability Action Team Leader Sue Sherrard explains why she thinks this year’s consultation on the New Zealand’s Disability Action Strategy is worthwhile. As many of you may know the New Zealand Disability Strategy (NZDS) of 2001 is currently being reviewed.  This needs to be seen as an opportunity for disabled people and whānau to ...

Michael Pulman talks about the lack of sexual support for disabled people

Michael Pulman is a 23-year-old media student, part time journalist, and communications intern at CCS Disability Action. A recent discussion about sex and disability on Australian TV further re-enforced that for people with high-needs disabilities, financial and physical assistance is a necessity to put them on an equal playing field. I want to preface this ...

Who supports the Support Worker?

Michael Pulman looks at support workers. Michael Pulman is a 23-year-old media student, part time journalist, and communications intern at CCS Disability Action. Service providers face a massive challenge to find support workers that are in the line of work for the long haul. Both in residential services and community home help support, the pay ...

Funding for wheelchair equipment in NZ is flawed

Michael Pulman returns to look at equipment funding, has the government got its priorities right? Michael Pulman is a 23-year old media student, part time journalist, and communications intern at CCS Disability Action. A friend of mine, and fellow Hamilton resident, recently approached Seating to Go and asked about the possibility of getting a “high-low” function ...

Looking back on 2015; are we any clearer about the future?

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and as always it is a time for reflection and the making of New Year’s resolutions. Looking back on the year, the main questions for me are: Are we are any clearer now about the future shape of the disability sector than we were at the start ...