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

29 July 2015

New Ministerial Group Work Programme to ensure government agencies respond better to family and sexual violence.

29 July 2015

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders’ individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

23 July 2015

An evaluation of seven local campaigns shows It’s not OK is making a difference in communities around family violence.

17 July 2015

The latest quarterly benefit fact sheets are now available. These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.

16 July 2015

This information is provided in response to the State Services Commissioner's introduction of a disclosure regime for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality.

08 July 2015

Latest updates on the Better Public Services (BPS) results are now available.

02 July 2015

It’s not OK have released a new package of resources to help hairdressers and beauticians respond to clients affected by violence at home.

29 June 2015

This initiative aims to reduce pressure on the social housing register and on social and emergency housing in areas of high housing demand.

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