Māreikura Wahine Toa workshop (Wellington)
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 9:00 pm

The Māreikura Wāhine Toa (translates to ‘Wonderwoman’) workshop supports self-care, empowerment and positive steps that women can make, or be encouraged to take to live a more positive and healthy life. Workshop topics include growing your support systems, self care, coping with stress and mindfulness. You will get to connect with other mothers in similar situations, enabling them to step away from isolation.

This is one workshop run over three days and all sessions must be attended.

This free workshop will be via Zoom, from the comfort of your own home!

For more information please contact Sue Trueman

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This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Making PERSONAL BUDGETS work for you (Wellington)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm

Personal budgets include Individualised Funding; Enhanced Individualised Funding; Personal Budgets & Hosted Arrangements

Article 19 of the UNCRDP enshrines the right to live independently and be included in community. For many people this requires effective and efficient personal assistance. An increasing number of people (currently over 7,000 in Aotearoa NZ) are choosing to ‘take the money’ and use this to help create their good life.

The changes underway through EGL and Systems Transformation will see even more people take up self-management. However, getting the money is usually the easy part. Turning this resource into life enhancing outcomes is quite
another matter.

As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one-day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two hour zoom sessions. The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.

Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action.

Session One – Building a strong foundation (21 July)

  • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
  • Creating our vision for the future we want

Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resource (24 July)

  • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
  • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff
    management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

Session Three – Keeping it real (28 July)

  • Real life examples of what others are doing
  • Open panel Q & A

For more information please contact Christina Slade at or 02041706887

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Caring for Anxious Siblings – Zoom Workshop (Wellington)
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Are the siblings of your disabled child experiencing anxiety? Tune in to this Zoom-based workshop to learn how to support these special Kiwi siblings.

Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability comes with its own unique challenges. For some children the experience can lead to significant levels of anxiety.

This online workshop for caregivers will teach you how to recognise anxiety in children and teenagers, and take you step by step through a range of practical solutions to help support siblings. This workshop is also open to carers supporting disabled children with anxiety. Numbers are limited so register today to secure your spot.

This free workshop is made possible thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop. If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact your Regional Coordinator Sue Trueman at:

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