NZ Government should give more time to pilots like EGL

You don’t have to look very far to see examples of how the disability sector is changing to a more ‘person driven’ model.

Expectations are getting higher, and it exceeds beyond what has typically been ‘the norm’ until now. It is no longer just about ensuring that people with disabilities get their personal cares and the home cleaning done, but it is about the standard and delivery in which this is done.

Furthermore, it is about providing disabled people with the opportunity to make all decisions that impact on their lives. Continue reading NZ Government should give more time to pilots like EGL

Abusive Support Worker avoids punishment

Despite several complaints of abuse being laid against her, a Waikato-based Support Worker has been reinstated to work with a group of disabled people.

The abuse has been taking place inside a Residential Service based in Cambridge, where up to four intellectually and physically disabled clients live.

A source informed The Real Michael Pulman several months ago that emotional abuse had been taking place towards all of the clients in this service, one of which in particular who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and was constantly targeted by the Support Worker.

The abuse includes verbal and emotional. Continue reading Abusive Support Worker avoids punishment