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 December 2014

A request for proposals for acute crisis sexual violence services will be released in the week of 12 January 2015.

19 December 2014

Have your say on New Zealand’s Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

12 December 2014

Updates to the Capability Investment Resource - Fourth Distribution information. Read more for clarification on Stream Three ICT applications.

12 December 2014

An additional $2 million in funding to further support budgeting services was announced by the Government today.

21 November 2014

The snapshot for the Better Public Services Result 4: supporting vulnerable children has been updated for the June 2014 quarter.

20 November 2014

Rise issue 28 is now available.

20 November 2014

AttitudeLive introduces Office for Disability Issues Director Megan McCoy. She explains what the Offices role is between government and Disabled People’s organisations.

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