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Other MSD Websites

Here is a list of the websites that are administrated by the Ministry of Social Development.

Work and Income

Work and Income helps job seekers and pays income support on behalf of the Government. This includes superannuation payments to retired people along with the administration of war pensions and residential care and support subsidies. They also administer the Community Services Card, International Services.

Child, Youth and Family

Child, Youth and Family helps families and communities to keep kids safe, and works with young offenders to help them take responsibility for their actions and to build an offending free future. It also supports manages adoptions, and partners with other agencies and communities to deliver services and raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Housing Assessment

The Housing Assessment website gives advice on accommodation for people thinking about moving or finding accommodatioon.

Power to Protect

Are you strong enough? Never, ever shake a baby.

A campaign website promoting messages about why you must never, ever shake a baby, and how to get help.

Community Investment

Community Investment works with other government and non-government agencies, and communities to give families access to information and coordinated social services.

Contract Mapping

Contract Mapping gives you easy access to information about social services that the government funds in your community.

SKIP (Strategies with Kids Information for Parents)

SKIP supports parents and whānau to guide their children's behaviour in a positive way. It also offers information and inspiration to those organisations and groups who work alongside parents of babies and young children.


StudyLink is a service of the Ministry of Social Development. We seek to ensure that students get the finance and support they are entitled to so they can complete their study.


The SuperGold Card is a discounts and concessions card issued free to all eligible seniors and veterans in recognition of the contribution they have made, and continue to make to New Zealand society.

Ministry of Youth Development

Ministry of Youth Development provides policies, programmes and services relating to young people.

Office for Senior Citizens

The Office for Senior Citizens provides information on the senior citizens sector, promotes and monitors the Positive Ageing Strategy; and provides services to the Minister for Senior Citizens.

Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues is responsible for promoting the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and monitoring actions to enable the participation and inclusion of disabled people in our society.

Are you OK!

The Campaign is part of a community-wide movement led by individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand who are working together to help prevent family violence. It will provide information, resources and support to create a society that says family violence is never ok.

Working for Families

Working for Families is a package designed to help make it easier to work and raise a family. It pays extra money to many thousands of New Zealand families.

SPEAR (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee).

SPEAR provides a portal for the New Zealand social policy research and evaluation sector, highlighting the latest news, upcoming events, funding opportunities and jobs within the sector.

Heartland Services

This website provides information for people who live in provincial or rural areas of New Zealand and how they can access government services.

The Social Report

The Social Report provides information on the social health and wellbeing of New Zealand society. Indicators are used to measure levels of wellbeing, to monitor trends over time, and to make comparisons with other countries.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families provides a way for families to get co-ordinated access to services. It is run in a way that meets the unique needs of each family/whānau.

Think Differently

Think Differently is a social change campaign to encourage and support a fundamental shift in attitudes and behaviour towards disabled people.

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