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COVID-19 Guidance

by Editor

Carers NZ understands that this is a difficult and uncertain time, particularly when you’re responsible for supporting others. If you are caring for others it is important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after, and we want to reassure you that we are here to guide you to what support there is out there.

We Care Kiwi

With IHC, Carers NZ has launched to help carers and people living alone get through COVID19. It’s free and easy to register, and we will assist however we can with a helping hand or listening ear – check-ins, practical support, pickups and dropoffs, helping to access what you need to stay safe while in lockdown. If you prefer to talk to us, call our helpline – 0800 777 797 or email

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