Engage Aotearoa

Tag Archives: Think Differently

Synergia Report -Think Differently, Ministry of Social Development

Think Differently, led by the Ministry of Social Development, is a social change campaign that seeks to encourage and support a fundamental shift in attitudes and behaviours towards disabled people.

It works across community and national level activities to mobilise personal and community action, to change social attitudes and beliefs that lead to disabled people being excluded, and to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of disability and the benefits of inclusive communities. To support this work, Think Differently commissioned a review of the published and grey literature to understand the factors that cause disabled people to be socially excluded. The review is designed to inform the further development of the Think Differently Campaign. This summary focuses on understanding social exclusion and its key drivers. The methods and a more detailed analysis of the key concepts are provided in the main body of this report.



Chinese Parents Support Service Trust: Think Differently about Disability

The Chinese Parents Support Service Trust is asking the Chinese community to Think Differently about disability.
“The Unlimited Love” is the title of the campaign to change attitudes and behaviour that limit opportunities for disabled Chinese people in Auckland.
The campaign is funded through the Ministry of Social Development, Social Campaigns Team Family and Community Services.
The campaign will utilise Chinese media, such as Chinese Voice Radio AM936, Skykiwi (most popular Chinese website in New Zealand) and Chinese Herald (newspaper) to introduce a series of local and national disability services. These include, Autism NZ Inc, Blind Foundation, Deaf Radio, Circability, Elevate Christian Disability Trust, Mental Health Foundation’s Kai Xin Xing Dong project, Independent Living Services and many more. Beside that, Philip Patston and Dr. Huhana Hickey also shared their inspiration about their work in the disability sector.
Eva the CEO of CPSST hopes by introducing disability services Chinese people can gain an understanding of the services available for them.
“We hope for more dialogue among the Chinese community about disability by introducing the disability services.”
According to The New Zealand Disability Strategy One in five people, in New Zealand report having a long-term impairment.
The Unlimited Love has been running on every Saturday for 13 weeks on AM 936 from 10am to 11am.

Eva Chen. Email: cpsst.eva@gmail.com. Ph:09 973 4734. Mob: 022 632 1053. Office: Level 15, 155 Queens St, Auckland, New Zealand.