Information for Carers
A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki
On 23 May 2011 the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon. Tariana Turia, launched an updated version of A Guide for Carers.
This is practical help for people caring for family or friends who are older or have ill health, a disability or a mental health, alcohol or other drug issue.
The guide includes information on the government-funded services and supports available for carers, such as:
- financial help
- needs assessments (NASC)
- help at home
- help if you need a break
- help related to children with special education needs
- making and resolving complaints
- equipment and modifications.
This resource has been updated by Carers New Zealand, the Ministry of Social Development and other government agencies.
Hard copies can also be sought by phoning Work and Income 0800 559 009.
CarersAir is a wellbeing and learning website for family caregivers and friends. It's a place for carers to unwind, discover who's out there to help, be entertained, and shown how to safely carry out common caring tasks.
Over twenty eight topic headings guide carers to a wealth of practical, relevant and useful information and advice.