Disability Support

What you need to know about Disability Benefits in New Zealand

A large portion of our Government budget goes to the health sector but due to our ‘she’ll be right’ attitude do we always seek and obtain the benefits we need? Disability benefits in NZ are there for Kiwis that need them but do you know what disability assistance is available to you?

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Ideas In New Zealand

When you think of touring New Zealand, cities like Wellington and Auckland may be on your list but you probably want to see the natural wonders and journey to Middle Earth. Travelling is exciting but can be challenging for those of us in wheelchairs. There are agencies in NZ that are devoted to providing wheelchair bound and mature travellers with as many opportunities for adventure and discovery in NZ as possible. Read more about this here.

Benefits of Including Disability Equipment in the Workplace

Organisations could take a closer look at disability equipment when planning and refurbishing their premises. A seemingly ordinary fixture such a disability hand basin can speak volumes about how you value your employees, your customers and the community you serve. People who live with mobility issues have sharpened their practical problem solving skills and this can be applied to the workplace. Companies looking for talent can invest in simple disability-friendly facilities like hand basins as a way to attract a new skills pool. Read more about this issue here.

Guidelines to get a Disabled Parking Permit in New Zealand

New Zealand is clamping down on motorists who are taking advantage of the mobility-parking scheme. The mobility parking scheme allows people with mobility issues to park on metered or time-restricted parking areas, regular parking spaces, or mobility parking spaces for a longer period of time. Disability parking permits have been a hot issue lately because of the many complaints received by CSS Disability Action regarding the use of designated spaces by people who are not eligible and who do not have the permit. Read more about the story here.

How a Disabled Access Bathroom Creates a Sustainable Business

One challenge for many businesses is creating a safer environment for people with disabilities. Here is how a disabled access bathroom can help. Read more about this issue here.

Empowering Disabled People through Disability Laws in New Zealand

New Zealand is at the forefront of pushing for the rights of disabled people through our many different disability laws. Thus protecting people against discrimination and recognising their contribution to society. Disability strategies have been strongly enforced in New Zealand so that people with disabilities can integrate more easily. To gain a better understanding of the laws protecting their rights, go here.

How safe is your Shower – When Should You Invest in a Disabled Shower?

Maintaining independence within the comfort of your own home for yourself or a loved one with disabilities is essential. There comes a time when you need to think about investing in a disabled shower. We guide you through this process. Read this article to find out when and why you should make this decision.

How you can help those who are living with Permanent Disability

There are so many ways you can help someone you love that is living with a permanent disability. It is great to share knowledge and we have written a piece on helping people who live with permanent disability.

Accessing Disability Resources in New Zealand

There are numerous disability resources in NZ available to you. Organisations can help with finances, specialised disability friendly equipment or employment related queries. Read about these valuable resources here.

How Disability Equipment can enrich your Life

Thinking about shopping for disability equipment? Read this article first to ensure you get the most of your purchases!