Disabled From Abroad Share Their Stories

Activists for the rights of the disabled have recently criticized the Korean government for grouping disabled people into levels and determining their amount of assistance according to their level. These levels don’t exist in New Zealand. No one fails to receive support on the grounds that their disability is not serious enough. The qualification for receiving the services of an assistant are not strict, and there is no limitation on the length of service. Black, who can use both of her hands, is provided support from a home care assistant in cleaning, doing laundry and other chores for four hours a day. If she had been born in South Korea, she would not have qualified for such assistance.