Auckland Disability Law is once again tackling what the Health and Disability Code of rights means to all of us. ADL is hosting a free workshop about this issue at their headquarters - Mangere Community Law Centre, unit 9, shop 27, Mangere Town Centre - on Monday 23rd August.
This free workshop is for disabled people, their whanau, and people supporting disabled people. The basic aim is to find out about the Health & Disability Code of Rights and asks questions like what does informed consent mean for you?
The workshop also discusses how your rights are protected in the decision making process and your rights to a ‘quality service’
The right to services of an appropriate standard has been challenged on numerous occasions at previous ADL meetings. Tales emerged that seemingly went against the code, which states that services are provided in a manner consistent with our needs and services must be provided in a manner that minimises the potential harm to, and optimises the quality of life of the consumer.
The code states that every consumer has the right to have services provided in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of the individual.
Make sure your dignity and independence is respected by coming along to this workshop to have your say and learn from others.
Presenters at the workshop are Siale Katipa, Advocate – Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service and Anna Dubbelt, Deaf Advocate – Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Contact Auckland Disability Law to book your place:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I Phone: 09 257 5140 I Text: 027 457 5140
Ross Flood email@example.com