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Accessible and affordable housing

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to talk about the importance of accessible and affordable housing and the cost of exclusion. In recent years, the price of housing has become a real source of concern. For most of the 90’s and 00’s house prices increased faster than inflation. As a result housing ownership is declining ...

Disabled people need to be included in decisions about accessibility

David Matthews returns to talk about the lack of consultation with accessibility experts on the proposed earthquake strengthening changes. David also talked about this in the NZ Herald and we did a detailed submission. As a little aside, ever wondered why “government” sometimes has a capital letter. The Government with a capital G refers to the government of the day ...

Waipa leads the way

Gerri Pomeroy returns to talk about a very exciting report her, Roger and Taylored Accessibility Solutions have done for the Waipa District Council. This report has the potential to make the Waipa District a better place to live for everyone. We need more councils to follow Waipa’s lead. It can be difficult convincing transport planners and politicians to adequately consider how people with ...

Not willing or discrimination, disability and unemployment

We have already talked about welfare reform here and in the United Kingdom and heard people’s first hand experience of finding employment. We thought it might be time to look at the wider issues around disability, unemployment and welfare reform. There are two different ways to look at what causes unemployment; labour demand or labour ...

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 ...

New creative ways need to be found to support people to work

LAC Chair, Allyson Hamblett, makes a welcome return to talk about creating new ways of supporting people to work. LACs are advisory committees for CCS Disability Action that help provide governance for our regions. Allyson makes a huge contribution to our organisation and the disability community. Employment is a big issue for the disability community.  Most ...

The need for data

Roger Loveless works as an Access Co-ordinator for CCS Disability Action. In this blog post, Roger talks about the need for accurate data on the transport needs of disabled people. I and my co-worker, Gerri Pomeroy, have a good relationship with our local councils in Hamilton. We have spent a large amount of time convincing ...

The need for Partnership while retaining individual identity

12.07.2012 · 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 ...