Care Matters Workshop (Hamilton)
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Care Matters workshops are offer current, relevant, practical information for family, whanau and carers of children and adults with disabilities.

Topics are around what many carers have requested at previous workshops: what resources are available, managing stress, effective communication, enabling good lives and planning for the future, system transformation, advocacy.

The workshop is free and lunch is provided.

If you have any queries or would like to register please contact Maureen on 0508 726 726 or email her at


SibShop (Waikato)
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

An amazing opportunity for kids aged 8-18 who have a brother or sister with a disability or health impairment to have a fun and interactive day where the focus is completely on them.

Siblings are offered the chance to share stories, learn strategies and make friends with other kids who are in similar circumstances and understand the unique relationship they have with their brother or sister.

Workshops will be followed by Laser Strike at Lilliputt Fun Zone!

Please note that siblings must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

This SibShop is made possible thanks to Care Matters.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Smith on 0508 236 236 or email

Click here to register

Champion Your Needs Workshop (Te Awamutu)
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs!

Parents and full-time caregivers caring for children with a disability or health impairment are invited to learn more about how to become a disability champion.

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The workshop covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

Admin fee: $25 payable upon booking via internet banking. Grants are available to cover this cost on request

This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from Waikato Farmers Trust.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Helen on 0204 164 1133  or email

Click here to register*

*Registrations will be confirmed mid to late January 2020.

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