Between November 1 and December 8, people who are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, whānau hauā, tāngata Turi, tāngata whaiora, or experience mental distress, and those who support and advocate for them, can now share their thoughts and ideas with us online at www.korero.abuseincare.org.nz.
We are asking people to tell us how care and support can be improved so that:
- culture and identity are respected
- there is fair treatment for all
- family and whānau are involved
- Mana and dignity are upheld
- accessing services and support is easier
- a quality education is available for all.
We know that engaging with us online won't suit everyone, but we also understand that some survivors, whānau and other community members face barriers to engaging with us in person. People’s comments will be anonymous, and it is a safe space for people to share their thoughts and ideas on how care can be improved so that everyone can thrive.
What you tell us will inform the recommendations we make for the future of care.
You can also now text us with your thoughts and ideas on 8185, at no cost to you.
If you’re a survivor of abuse or neglect in care, we encourage you to get in touch with us either by phone or email, so we can arrange an appropriate way for you to share your experience with us. Our Contact Centre can be reached on 0800 222 727 weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm (NZT) excluding public holidays or by email: email@example.com.