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Kia ora everyone! Happy 2021 to you all.

I hope you have had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and found time to relax and recharge your batteries. Let’s hope 2021 is the year to start getting back to normal. I have had a nice break at home where I got so much done in the garden trying to work off all the yummy Christmas dinners! I am now back in the office and available for your calls and emails.

Bernadette Jones
Lower North RC
027 501 0394

On Wednesday 10th February from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm, Jane Carrigan an Independent Disability Advocate, and Pip Cook, a caregiver from Manawatu, will be giving a talk about their experiences advocating for others as they walk the journey with the Disability Support Services including Pip’s experience with PCSS. You are all very welcome to attend, however, RSVP is required for afternoon tea to jenr@caringfamilies.org.nz . This will be at our National Office Level 4, Forsyth Barr Tower, 45 Knights Road, Lower Hutt.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our training calendar below – and please let me know if there are any specific requests that we can try to accommodate.

Mauri ora ki a tatou katoa.

Prosperity to us all,



The NCTP training team will be back into the swing of things in February. We have exciting opportunities for you and will be kicking off the year with more online courses, as well as weekend and evening training options in Term 1. We hope to add Legal Information for Caregivers and Identity & Belonging to our online selection. We will also be offering our Keeping Memories and Understanding the National Care Standards courses online again.

Check out our training calendar below.

Support Groups

FASD Lower North Support Group

This Support Group is made up of carers and professionals and aims to meet monthly. For more information, please contact Leigh Henderson – leigh.henderson@fasd-can.org.nz OR Bernadette Jones – bernadettej@caringfamilies.org.nz

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

Lower North Support Closed Facebook Group