Care Matters is a ground-breaking carer learning and
wellbeing resource service, designed in New Zealand by
carers specifically for carers in the disability community.

Online resources

Clear, constructive, up-to-date information helping carers to examine possibilities, consider alternatives, be strategic, and have a say.

Face-to-Face workshops & events

Nationwide events run by Parent to Parent and SAMS giving carers and siblings of people with disabilities a chance to network and learn.

helping hands

Think Differently

DIY family resource kit for disabled persons and their families, on thinking about the future, funding and family leadership.

Designed by carers for carers


Building on more than three decades of work in the disability community, SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services) and Parent to Parent New Zealand have combined their values, vision, people, connections and strengths to provide carers with resources and opportunities.

Care Matters is guided by an advisory group, with most members being carers. Priorities and resources are co-developed with the involvement of a national Carer e-Leadership network. This network includes many existing and emerging carer leaders in New Zealand who have considerable insight into the challenges and aspirations of carers associated with the disability community.