Josh Perry eyes Government with Enabling NZ

One of New Zealand’s most vocal disability advocates has launched a political party that has some big goals to make New Zealand a more inclusive and fair society.

Enabling NZ has been formed, and Perry hopes to see more individualised disability funding, increased accessible housing, as well as better accessible public transport and inclusive education systems.

The decision to launch his own political party comes after Perry missed out on a seat on the Dunedin City Council during this years Local Elections.  Continue reading Josh Perry eyes Government with Enabling NZ

Disabled man asks for help after House Robbery

A young disabled man has had items crucial to his safety stolen from his home in Dunedin.

Joshua Perry, 24, suffers from Cerebral Palsy, and was enjoying a night out with friends before returning home to find he had been robbed.

Perry’s emergency cell phone and iPad was stolen, and he says these are the only way for him to contact the outside world in the case of an emergency. Also stolen was Perry’s brand new computer, which he uses to work from home in his job as Marketing Manager for Stopping Violence Dunedin.

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Perry lives independently and has regular caregivers to assist him with personal cares, but for the most part, he lives alone.

Perry says he relies on technology to coordinate his care by communicating with his support workers and arranging the various things needed so he can live as independently as possible.

A Givealittle page has been created and people can donate here:  https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/helpforjosh