A Guide for Carers Updated

By PSS | Posted: Tuesday October 11, 2016

An updated version of A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki has been published; offering practical help for whānau, aiga and carers.

The updated Guide for Carers offers 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.

CLICK HERE to download the updated booklet.

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

You call also call Work and Income on 0800 559 009 for a hardcopy.

Further information for carers from the Ministry of Social Development can be found here