Aotearoa New Zealand entered alert level 4 lockdown on March 26. This event created change for all kiwis but it has been especially acute for many people who live with impairment and their families. The disability sector is learning on its feet. So much change has occurred!
People who purchase their supports using a personalised budget (Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding, Self-Management or some other form of hosted arrangement) are also living through these changing and unpredictable times. Some have been able to find or create arrangements that are working for them and for others this time has revealed how fragile some of their support arrangements are.
This Imagine Better webinar will be co-hosted by three parents who are also working professionals, Nicky Mayne (Bay of Plenty) | Bernadette Macartney (Wellington) and Jessie Russell (Bay of Plenty). They will share a little about what has sustained them over this time and what they have learnt. We’ll also hear an update from a host provider about what the ‘current rules’ mean in practice (as best as is possible given the ever shifting sands of this time).
The first half hour (11am – 11.30am) is dedicated to the presentation and from 11.30 – noon we’ll open to Q & A.