Government can provide 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.
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On 24 September 2009 the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon. Tariana Turia, launched A Guide for Carers, which has practical advice about how to get help. The Guide was then updated and re-launched by Minister Turia in May 2011.
This resource has been developed by Carers New Zealand, the New Zealand Carers Alliance, and the Ministry of Social Development.
You can download the full Guide here [PDF769.43KB].
You can download short flyers about the Guide in different languages here.
To order hard copies of the Guide email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 777 797.