A Guide for Carers

Information for Carers

A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki

An updated version of A Guide for Carers (the Guide) was published in 2016.

The Guide is practical help for whānau, aiga and carers who assist family members and friends who need help with everyday living because of a health condition, disability or injury.

It includes information on services and supports available for carers, such as:

  • financial help
  • transport and travel
  • assessing needs
  • help at home
  • children with special education needs
  • balancing your caring role with work and study
  • taking care of yourself
  • contacts in time of mental health crisis
  • help with managing bladder or bowel control
  • making and resolving complaints

This resource has been updated by the lead agencies for the New Zealand Carers’ Strategy, other government agencies and Carers NZ under one of the actions set out in the New Zealand Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2014 to 2018.

You can download the updated booklet here or call Work and Income on 0800 559 009 for a hardcopy.

A Guide for Carers


A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki full booklet (updated 2016)

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