State of Caring Survey

Carers NZ are conducting their first State of Caring survey. This is a chance for family, whānau, and carers to have your voices heard.

You can find the survey here.

Should these questions trigger strong emotions about mental health, anxiety, money, and support services, please do not hesitate to call us. Your Dementia Advisor may be able to assist you or refer you to appropriate support.

Waihi Library – Digital Banking Workshop

Kiwibank is committed to helping customers through changes in their banking services, and in particular how they can use alternative ways of banking, digital and non-digital.

This includes the free Stepping UP digital banking workshops provided through our partner Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) which are being held in your community in May and June.

The Introduction to Digital Banking workshops are available to all, not just Kiwibank customers.  They are being held in the Waihi Library,  on 21 and  28 May, 4 and 11 June.

Further details are available here<https://diaa.arlo.co/w/upcoming/location-waihi-library/>.

People can register online at the link above, contact the Waihi Library or phone DIAA on 0800 463 422.

 

 

Leave no-one behind: Campaign to address digital exclusion

“Have you or someone you know ever tried to fill out a government form online? How about doing that on your phone? And uploading documents to it?

What if your internet connection was limited? Or English wasn’t your first language? Or you were vision impaired? Or didn’t have a credit card?

What if you needed help to understand, and what you really wanted was someone to talk to?

Consider the frustration this causes you and what it looks like when you’re made further vulnerable as you stare into the digital divide.

The digital-only or digital-first approach being embraced by government agencies is excluding some of Aotearoa’s most vulnerable people and communities. This is unacceptable. We want to see people’s needs put at the centre of public services and are asking candidates seeking election as our representatives in Parliament, to pledge to ensuring this is the case.

Interacting with government services is often about accessing rights and entitlements and it’s important that there aren’t any barriers in the way. Digital services are not the right response for all people or in all circumstances. There needs to be genuine choice for people about how they can interact – whether online, face-to-face, through others or by phone.

It is critical that as a country we don’t allow the digital transformation of public services to further entrench disadvantage and vulnerability.” 

 

Taken from the Citizens Advice Bureau Action Station Page

 

‘Learning to Let Go Without Giving Up’ Education and Support Series

We have just finished our first ‘Learning How to Let Go Without Giving Up’ education and support series!
This series is to learn how to adjust to changes when a family member goes to live in a residential care facility.
Open to Dementia Waikato carepartners.
If you are interested, please contact your Dementia Advisor for more details or ring 07 929 4042
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March 2021 Quilt Raffle Results

Quilt Raffle Winner is……. Margaret Wright!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of Dementia Waikato.
Once again a big thank you to Ngaire Basham for her lovely donation.
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