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DPA's Information Exchange - 8 May 2020


In this week's Info Exchange:
  • DPA 'Bubble' hui - tomorrow
  • New PPE guidelines for support workers
  • ODI Survey week 3 - 'How is life going for the disability community?
The faces floating in bubbles of DPA CE Prudence Walker, Senior Kaituitui Chris Ford, Wellington Kaituitui Ollie Goulden, Waikato Kaituitui Joy Ho, Auckland Kaituitui Angela Desmarais and Christchurch Kaituitui Ingrid Robertson

DPA 'Bubble' hui - tomorrow


Join DPA at our third online 'Bubble' hui.

When: Saturday 9 May

What time: 2.00pm  – 4.00pm

Where: Zoom (all members will be emailed a link tomorrow morning)

What are our biggest opportunities right now?

DPA Chief Executive Prudence Walker would like to invite you to our third “Bubble” hui where we’ll discuss the future and what we would like to see in the much touted “new normal”.

-NZSL interpreters will be present at this event
-This is a national event, members from around the country are invited to attend

Do you want to join in but are not a DPA member? Joining is easy and free – go to http://www.dpa.org.nz/join-dpa/introduction to sign up. Want to check your membership is current? Please email info@dpa.org.nz or message us on Facebook to check.

We'll send an email to members tomorrow morning with the Zoom link so if you don’t have it by 12pm, please do let us know by Facebook message or email.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ngā mihi,
DPA National Team

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New PPE guidelines for support workers


The Ministry of Health has updated its PPE guidance for disability support and care workers who work in peoples' homes.

The new guidance says that if someone is at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19 and their support/care worker is unable to keep a distance of two metres, then the support worker should wear a mask.

This differs from the guidelines that have previously been on the ministry website, which recommended masks for support workers only if they were supporting someone with suspected or confirmed Covid-19.

Read the new PPE Guidelines for disability support and care workers who work in clients homes

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ODI Survey 3 - 'How is life going for the Disability Community'


The third Office for Disability Issues (ODI) Covid-19 Survey "How Is life Going for the Disability Community?" is now online and open until 15 May.

ODI have made several changes to the survey in response to feedback, including shortening and splitting it into separate versions for different groups. 

Please follow the link to begin the survey:
 

Standard - Disabled People /Whānau: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPHJ8FK 
 
Standard - Service providers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPC2SMW 
 
Easy Read - Disabled people/whānau: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6J956T 
 
NZSL- Disabled people/whānau: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6VK3XP 
 
NZSL- service providers:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPLVD2G

If you would like someone to go through the survey with you over the telephone please let us know - email info@dpa.org.nz or leave a message on our answer phone 04 801 9100, and we will get back to you.

For more information about the survey go to the ODI website
 
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