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Information for Carers

COVID-19 information for family, whanau and āiga carers

There is a range of support available across the welfare and social sector that may be helpful to carers during COVID-19. For information on what’s available and how to access support, please visit the page below:

If you’d like information on health and disability support during COVID-19, you can also visit the Ministry of Health’s page:

A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki

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

Accessing the Guide for Carers

To view or download a printable PDF of the Guide for Carers, follow the links below.

For a list of other Work and Income brochures, please visit the Brochures page on the Work and Income website.

If you’d like to talk to us, you can email the Carers’ Strategy inbox.

The Guide for Carers is updated as part of Mahi Aroha: Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019-2023. To find out more about Mahi Aroha, please visit the New Zealand Carers Strategy webpage.