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

25 March 2015

Emergency housing funding review and additional funding to MSD-funded emergency housing providers. Participate in the emergency housing sector survey by 1 May 2014.

24 March 2015

MSD is looking to contract organisations interested in providing housing for young people who are on the social housing register; where a supported living environment would be an appropriate housing solution.

10 March 2015

Social Development Minister Hon Anne Tolley releases new guidelines for agencies and organisations working with children.

05 March 2015

The Government is releasing documents that relate to the social housing reform programme.

02 March 2015

WorkSafe has lodged a charge today in the Wellington District Court against the Ministry of Social Development, under Section 6 of the Health and Safety Act.

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