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Posts Tagged ‘Disability’

Disability – not the end of the world!

People seem to assume that having a disability is the worst thing in the world and we should be “fixed”. But to be honest, the fact that I get around on four wheels rather than two feet doesn’t faze me all that much. I have a great life, with amazing people to share it with. ...

What I Daniel Blake can teach us about humanising New Zealand’s benefit system

A couple of years ago I had the harrowing experience of seeing I Daniel Blake, an impassioned film by Ken Loach who is, in my opinion, the greatest director of the social realism genre. From Kes, Cathy Come Home to Raining Stones to My Name is Joe; he exposed the brutal, yet warmly unique side ...

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 ...

How easy is our public transport to use?

Hello and welcome to our second blog post, my name is Gerri and I work as an Access Co-ordinator for CCS Disability Action. I have a special interest in making sure everyone can access our transport system, particularly disabled people who don’t have independent access to a car. I use a wheelchair for mobility myself ...

David’s thoughts

Welcome to our very first blog – our goal for providing this blog service is to connect with a wider audience of people interested in disability issues and ways to make this great country of ours more inclusive. Contributors to this blog will raise issues from their own working perspective. My perspective is built on ...