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

Work and Income will be able to help eligible applicants with a one-off payment of up to $5000 to relocate from Auckland from 20 June 2016.

19 May 2016

Minister Anne Tolley has announced that $7.3 million a year will be reprioritised to support more vulnerable children and their families through intensive home visitation programme Family Start.

19 May 2016

The Government has announced funding for 3000 emergency housing places per year, allocating $41.1 million over the next 4 years for both contracted emergency housing providers and a new emergency housing grant which will be available from September 2016.

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