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

19 September 2014

Work and Income’s satellite sites remain closed while a review into security of MSD’s public-facing service centres continues.

11 September 2014

Speech by Brendan Boyle, Chief Executive, at the Ashburton Community Civic Service on 11 September.

04 September 2014

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Brendan Boyle today announced the independent review into the Ministry’s physical security environment.

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