Important COVID-19 Update

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These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We also want to reassure you that we continue to be fully operational and that we will continue to provide our full suite of dispute resolution services during this time.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, this is in many ways business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our case management staff, mediators, arbitrators, and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

We have developed a range of FAQs for FDR Mediation which cover the questions we are being asked most often – read them here. These have been updated to include guidelines for shared care under Alert Level 3. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Resources for our elders, their friends and families

Below are some helpful links to other organisations who may be of assistance to you:

 

  • Age Concern – Get advice on whether or not to move, tips for making your home more age-friendly and find out the answers to common questions regarding residential care.
  • Aginginplace.org – A resource hub about the specific aspects of aging in place. Aginginplace.org provides informative guides to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about their homes, finances, health, activities of daily living, and independent living.
  • Alzheimers NZ (phone 0800 004 001) – Transitioning to residential care: A guide for people caring for someone with Dementia.
  • Aged Care Hub – Retirement, Rest Homes and Home Care Options.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (phone 0800 367 222).
  • Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) – CFFC builds financial capability to equip the retirees of today and tomorrow.
  • Eldernet – provides a comprehensive information service that focussed on issues concerning older people in New Zealand.
  • Seniorline – Information for older people to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, homecare, day care and rest homes.
  • Carers NZ – Carers NZ acts as the national peak body providing information, advice, learning and support for carers.
  • Community Law – legal advice and support.
  • Dementia – University of Tasmania free online course on Understanding Dementia.
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