PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the creation
of the Ministry for Disabled People. The union represents
over 9000 care and support workers who work closely to
support disabled people".
PSA assistant secretary
Melissa Woolley says, "The catch cry of the disabled
community - nothing about us, without us - has borne fruit
today, with the announcement of the development of a
Ministry governed by disabled people and
It is the result of good engagement with
the disabled community and the workers who support them, and
a recognition of disabled people’s rights. The PSA
supports the Enabling Good Lives principles.
support lasting change, substantial investment into the
disability sector is crucial. It is a sector that has always
been massively underfunded. High quality, flexible services
can only be provided if funding is robust and
To create a genuinely transformed
disability system for Aotearoa NZ, the current and future
workforce should participate in the design of services, to
ensure delivery of high-quality services that enable good
lives for disabled people, workers and communities," Woolley
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