June 8,2017

See HCHA's submission to the Health Select Committee on the Care and Support (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill currently before the House

Whilst we support the uplift in wages for our staff, we submitted that two key areas of the Bill needed to be amended.  One was on funding and the other on training.   We advised the Committee that the Government is underfunding the implementation of pay equity whilst requiring legislation to compel employers to pay.  The outcome for our already underfunded sector is ruinous.

See also our press release on this issue.

Supporting People to Move at home - two new publications launched

Friday, May 8, 2015

HCHA and Carers NZ (funded by ACC) have launched (29 April 2015) two resources:


1.  A brochure (printed and online) which gives techniques and tips to carers and support workers who are helping people to move in their home environment (6.5 mb)

This brochure is also available in hard copy.   To order a free copy, click on

and type ACC7116 into the search engine.

You can order up to 20 at a time, but can make multiple orders.  ACC want to track where it is going.


2.  A guide for managers and people responsible for developing policies and training packages, for those who provide training and who organise any other activities associated with moving

people in their homes.  (1.3 mb)



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