Disabled Employment New Zealand
Disability Employment New Zealand
Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.
Although one in five working age people in New Zealand have some form of disability, most have little or no barrier to working in some kind of paid employment given the right support. Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.
Disabled Employment, hiring disabled people, helping people to become self- employed, advise on hiring staff with a disability, Disabled home office work, all options should be open
CCS Disability Action offers advise see button below
Disability in employment advise, employment for disabled people should not have such high barriers when most of the time they are not needed, mention the word 'disabled' or 'impairment' and many employers put up barriers, they immediately think expensive' or 'too hard, but for so many employees, that 'disability' or 'impairment' is barely noticeable.
Having been labeled a disabled person since the age of 10, I have developed a passion for wanting to make the New Zealand a more work accessible place. I was one of the lucky ones I personally found work in the electronics industry were most of my work was done sitting down I became very well qualified, and always quickly worked my way up the ladder at my places of employment by my mid twenties I had become self employed and successful many disabled want to work. My June 2018 research shows me there is a lot of outdated information online. Disabled Employment is going to put as much up to date information as we are able to fine to help disabled people find work.
House modifications our ACC appeal win
ACC is libel for your changing needs
ACC is libel for your changing needs related to you claim as you age, on behalf of a paraplegic. This man had his kitchen modified 10 years earlier by ACC, benchtops and cooking areas were lowered but the windows were not lowered, when this was done Wayne was younger and fitter, using upper body strength he could haul himself off his wheelchair high enough to see out the windows.
Ten years later Wayne was no longer able to lift himself out of his chair as he used to, Wayne could no longer see out the windows. A dodgy door to door salesman conned his way into Wayne’s house and while inside this person opened the window, Wayne could not reach the window to close it. Wayne was burgled after an offender got in his open window. After that I applied for Wayne’s windows to be lowered to a usable height.
This was declined twice. I applied to the ACC appeals court arguing that ACC had erred in not lowering the windows when the kitchen was modified and I believed ACC was responsible as Wayne aged because his needs were changing these changing needs were directly related to Wayne’s paraplegia. I decided to up the ante, not only did I want ACC to modify his windows I now wanted them to take responsibility for his security I now wanted his house windows fitted with catches that allow him to close the windows if somebody had left them open I also wanted door spy holes fitted at wheelchair height.
Of couse ACC did not want a bar of it. Bottom line is we won in the ACC appeals court so ACC is responsible as their clients’ needs change. To this day I am willing to bet they still decline people all the time.
The pdf below has been edited to remove the clients name and protect his identity. This a copy of the appeals board ruling