The following is a media release from NorthAble dated 15 July 2014. The Northern Advocate newspaper article published 21st July 2014 can be read here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11296806
Northland EnCompass Heads South
A Northland Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation has thought outside the square to deliver services in a different way to benefit their clients – now the programme is being piloted elsewhere in New Zealand.
“Once one has that mind change, things become incredibly clear…like finally taking your head out of a helmet of fog.”
Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference - read about our CEO’s ‘aha’ moment and the resulting clarity that has propelled him back to his office chair.
In 2013, Statistics New Zealand carried out their fourth national survey on disability.
Data from this, the most comprehensive source of information on disabled people in New Zealand, is currently being released and the first publication focuses on the prevalence of disability across population subgroups and on disability rates for specific impairment types.
Key findings from the survey show that in Northland 19 percent of our population have physical limitations and 7 percent have learning difficulties – both higher than the national rates of 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
The students of local school Hurupaki Primary learned the lyrics to the catchy tune Islands in both English and New Zealand Sign Language in celebration of NZSL Week which was 12th to 18th May this year.
The children did an awesome job of their bi-lingual performance at their school assembly, which was recorded and has been uploaded to youtube.
To watch this great performance click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiI6evAFhDo
Read about Jonny’s ongoing cabin fever, envy of people going out to work and how things are better on marae for the disabled.
Our CEO’s regular column “A different light” was in the Saturday edition of The Northern Advocate on 5th July 2014.
Click here to read the full article:
Touch Compass Dance Co bring you Acquisitions ’14.
This will be a mesmerising trip through dance and film, curated by their artistic director Catherine Chappell, and comprising “three gorgeous parts to one stunning whole.”
For more information about this season, including an update from dancers and tutors plus recent workshops please click here:
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:
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.