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Mental Wellbeing and Disability; the Invisible Youth.

    CCS Disability Action’s own National Policy Analyst, Phoebe Eden-Mann reflects on Mental Wellbeing and Disability. Mental Wellbeing and Disability; the Invisible Youth. For years, mental health and wellbeing has been the political hot potato that no one wanted to be responsible for and; knew what to do with once it landed in their ...

Muddling Through Models of Disability

My name is Phoebe Eden-Mann, and I am coming to the end of my fourth week as the national policy intern, here at CCS Disability Action in Dunedin. It’s been an intense four weeks; a trial by fire if you will. I’ve been exposed to theories and concepts that I’d never even heard of, written ...

Disability support New Zealand: What do the changes mean?

Disability support in New Zealand is changing. From October 1st 2018, a prototype for a system known as Mana Whaikaha has been in operation in the MidCentral region of North Island, one which aims to give disabled people and their whānau greater control over their lives, and the support available to them. However, if you’re used to life ...

Why a disabled staff group matters to us

The CCS Disability Action National Disabled Staff Leadership Team talks about the importance of disabled staff leadership to the organisation. Within our organisation, we have a National Disabled Staff Leadership Team (NDSLT).  There are six regional coordinators, one for each region, and there is one based in our National Office. The team is under the ...

The need for Partnership while retaining individual identity

7/12/12 · Posted in Leadership, Partnership

The Chair of the Christchurch branch’s Access Committee, Hine Moke, talks about the need for partnership in leadership. Hine is also a member of the Christchurch branch’s Local Advisory Committee, which provides governance for the branch. I have a strong passion for an inclusive community. Earlier this year, CCS Disability Action’s Upper South region signed ...