What is the future of caring for our ADULT disabled family members in the community

I was horrified to read an article ‘One of the worst: Care worker tormented, beat disabled residents’, a few days ago. You can read it here, https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/130588099/one-of-the-worst-care-worker-tormented-beat-disabled-residents?fbclid=IwAR1wXy9R_CaGv2zDPxeiqOlZBppIyPS5HjVfUa9uUL3f6SaRPeuIh_7CXqU. Every time I see cases like this it makes my stomach turn inside out with fear that when Phil and I are gone, this could happen to our … More What is the future of caring for our ADULT disabled family members in the community

Reflecting on lockdown with a high and complex needs child

On Tuesday as New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1, I dropped Mitchell off at school for the first time since lockdown began in March. He has been home for 12 weeks – without school and without anytime at Wilson Centre for respite. Plus, as you have been reading we have been very short of … More Reflecting on lockdown with a high and complex needs child