A life in true colour

Daniel Holt has a different view of the world. Living with albinism means he’s sensitive to bright lights – but it’s also given him an edge.

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How not to retire

Barbara Tane’s father worked until he was 82; there is every chance she will do the same. “I can’t see myself stopping soon.” An older brother and sister in their mid-70s still work full-time; another has just retired.

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Learn about Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC)

Your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) service can assess your needs and help you identify the kinds of support services you need to lead a good life. This could include home help, personal care, community programmes and support for your carers.

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Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

It doesn’t matter where an accident occurs, or what caused it — whether it’s at home, school, work or play — anyone who has an accident and is injured or disabled can get support from ACC.

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Flatting with others

Flatting or house-sharing is a great option if you don’t want to live alone but want to become independent from your parents or family. You could still be eligible for funded support to help make flatting work for you – or you may wish to pay privately for a support person to carry out some tasks for you.

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