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.

Consultation: Supporting People to Move at Home

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HCHA and Carers NZ are consulting on two resources aimed at supporting people to move in the home environment.

The two resources are:

1.  A 36 page brochure (printed and online) which describes techniques and tips for supporting a person to move at home.

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.



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