Ministry of Health - Consultation of Payment for Family Carers

The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is changing its current policy of not paying family carers who provide home and community support to their disabled adult family members. This follows the Government’s decision not to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling in the family carers case (Ministry of Health v Atkinson and others) in June 2012.

This consultation document describes options for paying family carers providing disability support to disabled adult family members. The Ministry is seeking your feedback on the different options.

Please visit the following link www.health.govt.nz/familycarersconsult for more information on:

  • the consultation document (in Word and pdf formats)
  • submission form 
  • online survey option 
  • workshop details 
  • questions and answers document

If you would like to receive a hard copy, please select the link 'Ordering printed publications' on the right hand side of the webpage, where you will find instructions on how to do so.