Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


New online space for family carers and friends


CarersAir: www.carersair.net.nz

Carers NZ has launched its new online space for family carers and friends.

Visit www.carersair.net.nz to find all kinds of help, and try our new Time Out 'virtual respite' library: if you can't get out for a break, watch some of these experiences to take you away … to the forest, the sea, for a motorcycle road trip, or sit at a café in Paris watching the world go by. We'll be adding more experiences all the time.

If you've been meaning to put an emergency care plan in place, so the person you support will have uninterrupted care if something happens to you, print our suite of Emergency Care Planning Tools. You can print and complete a new Care Plan, Carer ID Card, Important Papers Checklist, or Medications Plan whenever important details change. We encourage organisations to have a special planning event for carers in their networks, so everyone can complete their Tools together. During the Carers Strategy Action Plan consultation, worrying about an emergency was a huge issue for carers who support someone who has high or complex needs. The tools will provide peace of mind, and others in your family, whanau, or support network will know what to do if you fall ill or die suddenly.

You'll also be able to request a free infopack for carers, view the Government's all-important Guide for Carers, and download articles from past issues of Family Care magazine. You can listen to Anna Filliol's audio meditations, follow along with Wayne Halkyard's Strength for Life 15 minute exercise programme for carers, and Stretch, Focus + Relax with Anna in our new video series.

The name for CarersAir came from carers who say the one place they feel truly relaxed is on an airplane; no matter what is happening on the ground, they have no option but to let go, relax, and have someone else bring the drinks and nibbles.

To access everything at CarersAir, just complete a quick log-in process, or you can use your existing Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or Facebook log-ins.

When you find something you like at CarersAir, you can click the Favourite icon so items you'd like to see again are saved in your personal log-in space and will appear every time you visit.

Carers NZ now plans to make it easy for carers and those with special interests to find each other at CarersAir. We know it's hard for carers to attend events and support meetings, but CarersAir will ultimately allow you to make friends, connect with old ones, and access advice and help … you'll even be able to see and talk to each other!

Visit the www.carersair.net.nz site to self-choose the things you think will best support you in your caring role! We think every carer, regardless of age or their caring situation, will find something of interest at CarersAir, and welcome your feedback about how to make it even better.

If you have questions about CarersAir or need advice, phone the National Carer Resource Centre during business hours Monday to Friday, 0800 777 797.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news