Kia Ora koutou/Greetings everyone!
I trust you are all geared up for winter and that you will be warm, dry and cosy for the next three months.
Foster mothers, grandmothers – I hope you received extra cuddles, a sleep in, breakfast in bed, gifts, and felt valued and appreciated on Mother’s Day. Hopefully this will continue for more than just one day a year… 😊
The Minster for Children, Tracey Martin, announced in May that a review into caregiver reimbursement will occur in the near future – no time line given or what this may look like as yet so watch this space.
Extraordinary Care Fund (ECF)
If you receive the Unsupported Child or Orphan’s Benefit for a child in your care, you are eligible to apply to the ECF for a grant of up to $2,000 in each financial year (1 July to 31 June).
The ECF is designed to support children who are:
• Experiencing difficulties that are significantly impacting on their development; or
• Showing promise in a particular area
Should you wish to set up a support group of any particular nature e.g geographical, permanency, kin carer, health oriented etc, go to our website and register under Support Groups. I am here also to help and able to visit during a meeting or present a topic/video if asked.
TAIRAWHITI (GISBORNE) ASSOCIATION
Your Key Contacts for support and get togethers:
Sarndy Matthews email: email@example.com or cell: 027 426 600.
Also, Moana Kerr email: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 021 456 541
Or on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tairawhiticaregivers/
HAWKES BAY ASSOCIATION
Email Cherie Hames (Hastings) email@example.com for support or details on get togethers/meetings.
Or Jessica Uri (Napier) firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 021 0269 0067
My reflections on training last month:
A big shout out to those that came to the Napier “Teamwork” workshop in May. We really got down to what it means to be a Team, to stay within our roles and learnt a formula on how to be heard respectfully and effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed your contributions.
Trainings in June:
To register please go to our website. Should you not be able to attend for any reason after registering, could you please send in your apology ASAP to Christine (0800 100 849) so that we can anticipate numbers and cater accordingly.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Nga mihinui/Kind regards
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