Disability Information and Advisory Support Services
In Northland, there are a range of organisations providing a Disability Information Advisory Service about a specific disability, or disability in general.
Get more information about these individual organisations and how to contact them in Northland.
Improving access could benefit all visitors to our local stores and facilities.
Recently the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Vanassa McGoldrick, featured on the front page of the Northern Advocate scooting around the New World supermarket in an electric wheelchair that they have provided for disabled customers to use while doing their shopping.
The June Newsletter from Alzheimers Northland can be viewed here.
These Newsletters always contain helpful information and this month there is an update on the new building in Corks Road including the anticipated move in and when to expect the official opening.
For some great information, hints for the home and suggestions from Alz Club as well as a list of dates for carer training coming up in August (Waipu), September (Whangarei) and October (Kaitaia) follow this link:
Reuben is a fun, outdoorsy go-getting 7 year old kid who has Cerebral Palsy. He doesn’t let anything get him down or limit what he does, but he needs some home improvements to make life easier and better for all.
Activ8 Northland are aiming to smash and set new World Records in an effort to fundraise as much as possible towards these much needed home improvements.
Rowing Records for Rueben will be held at Activ8’s BDO Arena at 16 Porowini Ave this Saturday, 28th June 2014 from 7am onwards.
In his regular column in the Northern Advocate last Saturday (21st June 2014) Jonny draws the comparison between people who receive home help through accidental injury or medical misadventure and those who have permanent disabilities caused by things other than accidents or medical misadventure.
This is an interesting read and it makes you think about how responsive, or otherwise, our Ministry of Health is.
Read our C.E.O.‘s update on how home help smoothes the road to recovery here:
The Matariki Whanau Festival 2014 is being held on Saturday 28th June at the Whangarei Town Basin from 1pm until 7pm.
This is a free event for the whole family to join in and enjoy. There will be food, entertainment and free activities for the kids.
For more information and a list of what will be happening follow this link to the Event Finda website: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/matariki-whanau-festival/whangarei
Every year the International Alliance has celebrated 21 June as the global day of recognition for MND which affects people in every country across the globe.
June 21 has been selected as it is a solstice – a turning point – and each year the MND community undertake a range of activities to express their hope that this will be another turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of this most challenging disease.
The Papermill are offering Casual Creative Craft Classes, for people with disabilities, throughout 2014.
You can learn Basket Making at The Papermill starting on July 23rd. This is a 4 week class where you will learn to make a beautiful basket that you can use yourself or give as a gift.
Classes are held on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Cost per 4 week programme is $25, payable when you enrol.