Today Carers NZ is a national not for profit supporting a network of approximately 490,000 individual carers and supporting organisations. We do not charge a membership fee and fundraise to share our support resources freely with family carers.
The primary role of Carers NZ is to ensure awareness about carers, their role, and their needs within New Zealand and internationally. We participate in government reference and working groups, and promote the interests of family carers to decision-makers in health, education, employment, social services, housing, transport, and other important areas.
Carers NZ works closely with other carer peak bodies in Australia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Together we are building recognition for family carers among countries, and supporting new carer organisations as these emerge around the world. Our Trust represents New Zealand’s carers in the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO).
Carers NZ is the Secretariat for the NZ Carers Alliance of more than 40 national not for profits, and is the legal umbrella for special interest groups including:
Carers NZ also works closely with emerging national support networks for whānau carers, Pasifika carers, and new residents.
Queries and Complaints
If you have a question or complaint about Carers NZ or its services or information, please contact us to discuss your concern. Phone 0800 777 797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org After a discussion, if you wish to make a formal complaint, we will provide you with Carers NZ’s complaints form. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we aim to provide carers with a responsive, thoughtful support service at all times.
Charities Commission Registration Number: CC41050