We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.

What's new

27 May 2015

Are you an older carer or the carer of an older person? We want your feedback to help us identify the information resources that will be useful to you in your caring role.

26 May 2015

New arrangements have been made for Relationships Aotearoa (RA) clients to access counselling services.

25 May 2015

Fact sheet now available for Historic Claims!

22 May 2015

A new bill has been passed which will help grow the social housing sector.

21 May 2015

More support for low-income families from April 2016.

14 May 2015

The Second Benefit System Performance Report is now available.

07 May 2015

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that people with unresolved claims of historic abuse in state care are to be given the option of a fast-track settlement, or to continue with the normal process.

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