Make a difference in one child’s life
We have children and young people who need a safe, stable and nurturing home away from home. If you’re interested in welcoming a child into your family, either on a short or long term basis, give us a call to find out more about Shared Care or Foster Care with CCS Disability Action.
Caring for Kids Te Manāki Tamariki
Making a Difference by Becoming a Caregiver
Whakarerekēhia Te Ao
Caregivers play a hugely important role for disabled children and young people who need a safe and loving home-away-from-home.
For some children, this support can involve care for short periods of time. This means families can have a chance to recharge while children can enjoy some new experiences and relationships in a stable environment. We call this ‘respite’ or ‘shared’ care. As a caregiver, your support plays an important part in keeping families connected in the long term.
Other children need a full-time or more long-term family home in the community. Your care-giving will give these kids the chance to be included in a family environment and stay connected with the things that are most important to them such as school, friends or their community.
Is Becoming a Caregiver Right for You?
E Ngākau Nui Ana koe Ki Nga Mahi Tiaki Tangata?
Welcoming a child into your home is a big commitment. It can also be a deeply rewarding experience for you and your family/whānau.
In order to know whether it is right for you, you’ll need to consider:
• How flexible is your existing schedule?
• What will be the impact on your existing family unit?
• What level of care are you in a position to offer?
• How much support do you have in your life?
There are a number of different care-giving options. What will suit you best will depend on the needs of you and your family/whānau.
Our Role in Supporting Caregivers
Te Amorangi Ki Mua, Ko Mātou Nga Hapai ō ki muri
CCS Disability Action can support people who provide care for children and young people by:
• Working with potential caregivers to establish what type of care would work best for them
• Ensuring that all legal requirements are met and support is coordinated to ensure children receive high quality support
• Providing caregivers with training, practical support and ongoing advocacy to ensure they are well equipped to handle any challenges
• Coordinating the disability-related supports, such as any required modifications or medical support needed for a child to thrive in their new environment
CCS Disability Action is a nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
We work in partnership with disabled people, families and whānau to support them to have choice and control in their lives.
As well as creating individually tailored supports, we work in communities to identify and remove barriers so that all people can lead positive and connected lives. We also lobby and advocate for local and national policies that ensure disabled people’s rights are upheld.
Get in Touch
If you’re interested in making a difference in a child’s life or would like more information, please get in touch today.
Caregiver Recruitment Coordinator
CCS Disability Action, National Office
MOB: 027 208 2496