Smoke alarms are essential for home safety but, for the one in six New Zealanders who live with a hearing loss, there’s a risk they cannot hear ordinary smoke alarms. That’s why it’s not only important to check that smoke alarms are working, it’s also important to ensure you can hear them as well, says…
Accessibility and mobility
According to the New Zealand Stroke Foundation, over 9000 kiwis experience a stroke each year – that’s 24 people every day. Strokes often occur without warning, and the impacts can last a lifetime. A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, and can commonly result in hemiparesis…
Suzi Merson has hidden her wheelchair in the shed and taken to the footpaths around Hastings on a bright yellow Alinker walking bike.
Aileen Mudford is living day-to-day with cancer. Travelling and getting out and about has been made so much easier for her because of the products available at Life Unlimited Store.
Find out what drives Genevieve McLachlan – a successful entrepreneur, member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with disabilities and new member of the Disabled Leadership Group at Life Unlimited.
Enabling Good Lives has thrown a lifeline to Kerrianne and her family. It gives them the flexibility to use funding for the supports they need. In Kerrianne’s case, travelling to and from the activities she loves is a high priority.
If you are finding it hard to cover the costs of transport, here are some places you can get help.
Huhana Hickey a.k.a. Dr Hu is an outspoken advocate for disabled people. She describes how ageing has taught her to accept and celebrate who she is.
Changing Places are high-specification facilities designed and built to cater to the needs of people with significant physical impairments. The first one of it’s kind in New Zealand has just opened at Hamilton Gardens.
Find out about workplace modification funding.