Multiple Sclerosis Week

13 – 19 September 2021 Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness and one of the leading causes of severe disability. It is an auto-immune disease which often develops in adulthood, but can occur at any age – there is even a childhood form. The brain and spinal cord is surrounded by a fatty myelin sheath…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Service Updates

Covid-19 Update 4.20pm Monday 6 September – New Zealand except Auckland, Level 2 Lockdown New Zealand, with the exception of Auckland, will drop to Level 2 Lockdown from 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 September. Auckland remains in Level 4. Covid-19 Update 11.59pm Tuesday 31 August 2021 – New Zealand south of Auckland, Level 3 Lockdown. Everywhere…

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New chair appointed for Life Unlimited

17 June 2021 – Wellington independent director Karen Coutts has been appointed the Life Unlimited Charitable Trust interim chair from July 1. She will lead a new organisation, the result of a merger between two disability trusts, AccessAbility and Life Unlimited. Other trustees include three from the previous AccessAbility trust board and three from Life…

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Access Ability and Life Unlimited to merge

3 May 2021 – Two leading national disability organisations will merge from July 1.  Life Unlimited and Access Ability, both charitable trusts with a long involvement in the health and disability sector across New Zealand, say the merger will position them as a new organisation for the future which includes upholding the rights of disabled people to take control of their own…

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Communication pitfalls for the hard of hearing

When you’re hard of hearing, one of the worst experiences is when you and the person on the other side of the counter or desk are trying to get the messages through. It makes for another challenging day for those who are hard of hearing and for the person trying to communicate with you. Life…

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Deafness and Hearing Loss

Over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children). It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people – or one in every 10 people – will have disabling hearing loss. Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than…

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Hearing care for All!

Life Unlimited is supporting the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day on Wednesday 3 March calling it a “massive call to action” for New Zealand. The theme for World Hearing Day is Hearing Call for ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate. The day will mark the launch of the first-ever World Report on Hearing which presents a…

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