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Grandparents' Experiences of WINZ
Recent research of the experience of Grandparents raising grandchildren in getting income support from work and income offices in New Zealand shows a complex set of systems of which grandparents were often extremely critical.....

Preventing Pressure Injuries
NZ Wound Care Society; Ministry of Health; Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand and ACC have recently produced a pamphlet adapted from originals developed by Counties Manukau Health and ADHB on preventing a pressure injuries.

Have you (or a friend or loved one) had a pressure injury or pressure ulcer? Do you (or a friend or loved one) work to prevent pressure injuries or pressure ulcers? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, we invite you to participate in an international survey that will provide the “voice of the patient” for clinical guidelines on pressure injury/ulcer prevention and treatment

How Age-Friendly is your community?

Have you go a few minutes to complete the Office for Seniors' Age-friendly communities survey. They want to better under the experience you have in your community. The Survey should only take five minutes and is confidential.

GP retirement 'wave' to peak over next five years, finds survey.
The ageing GP workforce trend may be slowing but more than a quarter of GPs are looking to retire in the next five yers accordinging to 2017 GP workfore survey.

The 2018 Age Concern North Shore Calendar of Activities is now available. Click here to view pdf

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has published a consultation document to seek feedback on the future of the Telecommunications Relay Service for Deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired and deafblind New Zealanders. The current contracts for the provision of this service are due to expire in June 2019. To ensure the effective delivery of the relay service beyond this date, the consultation provides an opportunity to gather views on what services and equipment are required in future, particularly in light of technological developments.
Click here to view the documents

It's time to book your 2018 Flu Vaccine - talk to your doctor today. This year’s vaccines are expected to offer protection against the strain circulating in the Northern Hemisphere winter this season, and sometimes called the ‘Aussie flu’, that’s been in the media lately

Kei a Tātou - It Is Us: State of the Nation 2018
The State of the Nation report this year is the tenth annual report The Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed.
This report has the key theme ‘Kei a Tātou’, or in English—‘It is us’. For many of us the statistical information provided can seem somewhat technical, theoretical and separated from our lived realities.  However, behind these statistics are people—women, men, children, families and communities—sometimes thriving and in rude health, while on other occasions they are isolated, living with extreme levels of stress, in poverty and highly marginalised

What would medical marijuana do to our health system?
In this summer podcast series the Go to Health podcast tackles a different health issue each week. Listen to the podcast interview with Ross Bell of the Drug Foundation hosted by Frances Cook and whether our health system can handle medicinal marijuana.

Free-phone service offers budgeting advice
0508 283 438 (0508 BUDGET)
The National Building Financial Capability (BFC) Trust's free phone line offers budgeting help to New Zealanders who are struggling with debt....

Public Trust is conducting a short survey among the over 65's to raise awareness of the issues faced by some New Zealanders. It's anonymous. Click here to take part.

Age Concern North Shore - North Shore Information Directory for Older People