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Strength for Life Exercise Programme: 15 Minutes!

WayneHalkyardWith Wayne Halkyard 

If you want to build your strength to care better and prevent injuries, try national bodybuilding champion Wayne Halkyard's easy to follow 15 minute Strength for Life program.


Care Planning Tools

Download our planning tools to ensure uninterrupted support for a loved one if you fall ill, have an accident, or die suddenly.


A Guide For Carers

A Government Resource

Every family carer should read the Government's Guide for Carers

It outlines the help available from many government agencies for those supporting a family member or friend who is older, has ill health, a disability, or a mental health, alcohol, or other addiction. 


Subscribe to Family Care!

Published quarterly, Family Care is packed with helpful articles to help you self-manage common caring issues at home.  

To request a free sample copy, phone Carers NZ's National Carer Resource Centre on 0800 777 797 from Monday to Friday during business hours, or email


Family Care NZ ... Just for you!

FCNZAutumnrCoverPublished quarterly, each issue of Family Care is packed with helpful articles to help you self-manage common caring issues at home.

Regular features include Useful Things (useful aids, equipment, and fun stuff to help you at home or out and about), Support At Home (practical advice to help families and support workers care better together), reader stories, yummy recipes, and more!


Carers NZ Brochure

CarersNZBrochureDownload Carers NZ’s helpful brochure and add it to your own electronic carer infopack! 

This brochure provides information about Carers NZ, and the types of information and support the national not for profit offers family carers and their supporters.


Total Mobility Scheme

TotalMobilitySchemeReview this helpful booklet about the Total Mobility scheme!

Total Mobility Around NZ, developed in partnership by local and central government, will inform you about the Total Mobility scheme, which subsidises taxi services for people with serious mobility constraints that prevent them from using public transport.

The scheme provides:

• vouchers that discount normal taxi fares by 50%,


All Kinds of Help! Our Comprehensive Guide

NZGuidePageMany organisations offer specialised advice and information to help older people, family carers, and New Zealanders who have health or disability needs. 


St John Caring Caller

StJohnCaringCallerDownload the St John Caring Caller brochure and add it to your own electronic carer infopack!

St John Caring Caller is a free telephone friendship service that regularly puts people in touch with someone who cares about them.

Click here to learn more about Caring Caller!



How The National Carer Resource Centre Can Help You!

Welcome to Carers NZ, the national network for family, whanau, and aiga carers.

The items in our carer infopack will help you: 

  • Discover the types of support available from government, and how to access them.

  • Learn about Family Care magazine, which you may wish to receive regularly.

  • Know more about Carers NZ and its National Resource Centre, which can keep you informed about issues and developments important to carers.


Your Human Rights And Making Complaints

Download the Human Rights Commission’s Your Human Rights and Making Complaints – A Guide for Disabled People and Their Families and add it to your own electronic carer infopack! 



Healthline: Medical advice 24/7!


Healthline is a free 24 hour telephone health advice service.

Your call will be answered by a registered nurse who can talk with you about any health issues that concern you.

Click here to view the Healthline brochure. 


Emergency Planning Tools: Get Thru If You Need Extra Support

Emergency Get Thru PlanIf you or a member of your household has any special needs that may affect your ability to cope in a disaster, make arrangements now to ensure you get the help you need if there is an emergency.


Mobility Parking Permit: Apply Online!

CCSMobilityParkingPermitThe mobility parking permit scheme makes getting around local communities a bit easier for more than 100,000 New Zealanders! 

You can learn more about the scheme and download an application form here! 


How Carers NZ can help

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