Come along to our next Bubble Hui on Saturday 11 June and join us in a discussion around what has happened so far towards the establishment of the new Ministry for Disabled People, and what your hopes are for the Ministry in the future.

Gerri Pomeroy (Co-Chair of the Establishment Unit Governance Group and former DPA President) will join us to talk about her roles in the establishment of the new ministry, the process so far, and what will happen on July 1 when the Ministry actually becomes an entity.

We’re interested to hear any questions you have – if Gerri can answer them she will, and any she can’t we’ll note down and send to Establishment Unit staff for response.

Of course when the Ministry is established on July 1, it will be just the beginning of a new journey. We’re keen to hear your concerns, thoughts, hopes and ideals for what you would like to see from the new Ministry, as well as the national roll-out of Enabling Good Lives and Accessibility Legislation that sit alongside.  

When: Saturday 11 June
What time: 1pm-2.30pm
Where: Zoom (all current members will be emailed a link)

- NZSL interpreters will be present at this event
- This is a national event and members from around the country are invited to attend

A little about Gerri

Gerri is the Co-Chair of the Establishment Governance Group and Co-Chair of the Establishment Community Steering Group for the new Ministry for Disabled People, representing the DPO Coalition.

A DPA member for over 20 years, Gerry was a member of our NEC until last year, and was DPA National President 2018-2019, and Immediate Past President 2020-2021.

Gerri has been deeply involved with Enabling Good Lives since 2013 – she is a member of the Waikato Enabling Good Lives and the National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group where she represents the DPO Coalition.

About our Bubble Hui

Our Bubble Hui started in 2020 during the first Level 4 lock-down as a way for members to meet and discuss current issues online via Zoom. As we found them a great way to connect with our members around the country, we have been continuing them on a regular basis and now choose a different topic to discuss each time.

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