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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.

Stroke Awareness

We're here to help and support people and their families/whanau affected by stroke. It can be challenging when it happens to you or to someone close, but many New Zealanders who have had a stroke go on to live healthy, functional lives.

Information about stroke

A stroke is a brain attack – a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain causing it to stop working and eventually damaging brain cells. The effects can be devastating and may last a lifetime. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

If you have suffered a stroke or are supporting someone who has, it is important to understand what has happened, why it has happened and what you can do to ensure the best recovery. You’ll find the answer to these and many more questions at the links below.

Disability Advisory Group needs more committee members we need some community members to advice on issues affecting stroke sufferers, the position requires committee members to interact with their local councils and Government and to provide polite but firm advise to councils, our online group wants to supplement traditional Council Disability Advisory Groups. We want to give our advise directly to councils and Government as well as to the council disability advisory groups.

We want to allow the public to take part, I have great concerns about the current council model of having closed disability advisory groups, this allows councils the chance to manipulate people into accepting minimal outcome which may endanger the disabled community while saving council a few dollars

Stroke sufferers advocate wanted, please contact me to join our online Disability Advisory Group.

disabilityadvisorygroup@gmail.com