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Being active with a health condition or disability

Physical activity is not only good for your physical health, but also has a bunch of other positive spin-offs. This includes helping you cope with life’s daily demands, giving you extra energy, enjoying an active lifestyle, and connecting with others in the community. Most people with disabilities are capable of doing …

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Disability Community Conversations – The Findings

In September and October 2019, the Ministry of Health’s Disability Directorate held twenty community conversations, and an online nationwide livestream with disabled people, families and whānau, carers and providers. For more about the consultation process click here. These forums were opportunities to gather insights from the disability sector about the impact …

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Disability community conversations

A nationwide transformation of the existing disability support system is under way, and the aim of the transformed system is to ensure disabled people and their families have greater choice and control in their lives. During September and October 2019, the Ministry of Health Disability Directorate is holding twenty community …

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Holidaying with a wheelchair

There are perceptions that people with disabilities live below the poverty line, and that is not true. In fact people with disabilities travel at a slightly higher percentage than the general population. Travel is all about systems, and for people who have a disability planning ahead is important. Part of …

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