The New Zealand Government is providing support to individuals, businesses and organisations needing financial support due to the impact of COVID-19.
If you are in financial hardship, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009.
If you are a full-time grandparent or other caregiver and you are struggling to get support for your income support or essential needs, we can also advocate for you with Work and Income and agencies and community providers to help you need get the support or advice you need.
Please call us on 0800 472 637 (0800 GRANDS), email us or make contact via our Contact Us page.
If you are not already registered as a member of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, please join up here. Membership is free and access to all our services is also free of charge to you.
If you don't have the essentials you need to get you through the lockdown (e.g. food, medication or cleaning supplies), please first try the following options to help you:
If these options are not available to you, please call your local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group using the 0800 numbers and email addresses on their website here.
This service is intended for people and who don’t have any other options available to them.
The service operates seven days a week from .