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“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” W.B. Yeats.

We spend so much of our time in a working environment and although we form bonds and friendships with our co-workers we don’t always truly know what they experience in their private lives. It is the same for the people we support, and everyone else in our communities. Going into 2018, I ask you to …

The Complex Job of a Support Worker

In this week’s blog Joy Gunn speaks in support of support workers. Joy Gunn was with CCS Disability Action for three years as Southern Regional Manager and then with National Office for a year as Manager Quality, Innovation and Development. She left CCS Disability Action in May 2016 and lives and now works in Dunedin. …

When is a subsidy, not a subsidy? Carer Support

Carer Support allows the unpaid carer of a disabled person to take a break. The carer is given a small payment by the government that can either be used to pay someone the carer knows, including some family members, or a formal provider to give temporary support to the disabled person. Sounds pretty simple and, in fact, Carer …