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Enabling Good Lives

Enabling Good Lives

From 1 July this year, there will be a new Ministry for Disabled People dedicated to overseeing the national roll-out of the Enabling Good Lives (E...
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World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day

Parkinson's Disease can affect anyone. It is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects 1 in 500 people. And although it is considered ...
The new Ministry Needs you

The new Ministry Needs you

The new Ministry for Disabled People is keen to get input from as many people as possible. At this stage the Establishment Unit for the new Ministr...
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Housing Crisis unfairly affects disabled

Housing Crisis unfairly affects disabled

When you are disabled, the choice of where to live is massively constrained. And even more so when you have to move to Auckland to get the medical ...
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Health Seminars to our Chinese Communities

Health Seminars to our Chinese Communities

Our health seminars - both virtual and in person - are proving very popular. Xiu recently gave an online presentation to over 80 people on keeping ...
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Rapid Antigen Tests (RATS) now available at Independent Living

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATS) now available at Independent Living

Now you can use the same tests our store staff use every day to reduce risk of undetected Covid-19 in our stores.  We're selling 5-packs of RATs so...
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Update from the Establishment Unit for the Ministry for Disabled People

Update from the Establishment Unit for the Ministry for Disabled People

The team at the Establishment Unit (EU) has two core tasks. It needs to make sure that the nuts and bolts for a new Ministry are in place for 1 Jul...
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Useful tips for developing a household isolation plan

Useful tips for developing a household isolation plan

With Omicron now in the community, do you have a plan should you or others in your household fall ill or are deemed a close contact? This useful gu...
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How we operate in the Red Traffic Light setting

How we operate in the Red Traffic Light setting

Our customer and staff safety are our key priority at Independent Living, and we have been working hard over the summer break to ensure we can guar...
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Independent Living staff qualify as Assistive Technology Mentors

Independent Living staff qualify as Assistive Technology Mentors

Independent Living is proud to be the first New Zealand organisation to have multiple staff graduate the Assistive Technology Australia Mentors qua...
10 Top Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

10 Top Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

These long, warm days are perfect for picnics and exploring, but the outdoors can be a minefield for those with mobility concerns. Don’t let the fear of uneven terrain or lack of picnic furniture stop you from enjoying the freedom of outdoor ventures.
Mobility Products for away from home

Mobility Products for away from home

Feel at ease when travelling or staying with others After so long cooped up in different versions of lockdowns, the opportunity to explore and stay...