We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • public housing assistance.

What's new

18 May 2018

The Ministry of Social Development has been asked to review the independent oversight systems in place that respond to the needs of all children and young people, and those in the care and protection and the youth justice systems.

17 May 2018

The Government’s Budget 2018 housing package will see delivery of more public houses and support for more people in urgent need of housing. Also, the Limited Service Volunteer Programme will expand.

17 May 2018

As part of Budget 2018 the Government has allocated $26 million in funding over four years to expand the Limited Services Volunteer Programme (LSV).

15 May 2018

The Government will restore more than $1.9 million of funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study - see Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni's release on the Beehive website

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