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

 

CCS Urges Government To Support Families

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CCS DISABILITY ACTION
(EMARGOED UNTIL 29 JUNE 2008)

CCS Disability Action Urges Government To Support Families

CCS Disability Action kicks off their Awareness Week today. They will be urging the Government to provide the early support that all disabled children and their families need.

Many families come to CCS Disability Action in crisis because there is no automatic handover into early family support when disability has been identified, and the organisation would like to change that.

On Thursday 3 July, 11.00am, CCS Disability Action will be presenting Ministers with a summary of their ‘Early Support Framework’ and a specially produced children’s book on the steps of Parliament.

The framework document encourages Government to fund and sustain an Early Family Support system that is triggered by the first identification of disability and is easily and universally available to families – similar to existing models where the lead support role is handed over, for example, from a lead maternity carer to WellChild or Plunket.

“It’s about making sure families get on the track to a rewarding future for themselves and their children as early as possible. We want Government to commit to Early Family Support for all disabled children and their families; make Early Family Support services an urgent priority,” says CEO Viv Maidaborn.

A specially created children’s book “Our First Holiday With Maddy” will be sent to all MPs. The book is inspired by the true life stories of the families that CCS Disability Action works with and highlights the extra care and support disabled people and their families need to achieve their dreams and goals.
*ENDS*

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Sharma Chameleon


Gather round the camp-fire, folks. Let me tell you about the Ice Age era of the fourth Labour government, when mean, sabre-toothed tigers like Richard Prebble ranged at large within the Labour caucus. A being so mean and fierce that - legend has it – he once made Michael Cullen cry. So while Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma may (or may not) have suffered cruelly at the hands of his colleagues one thing is clear: former Labour whip Kieran McAnulty is no Richard Prebble. If you can be bullied by the likes of Kieran McAnulty, you might need to have your hand held while you cross the road in the political traffic...
More>>




 
 

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>



Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>



Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>


National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels