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Support with daily life

Life's journey has its ups and downs.

There are many in the community ready to guide and stand beside you. Remember, you're not alone.

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Social support

There is diverse range of support services available in Aotearoa. Your access might vary based on your location, but we’ve listed a few to get you started.

Citizens Advice Bureau provides free advice and links to all sorts of services related to daily life and your rights in Aotearoa. They are open to the public for drop-in visits in many parts of the country and are also accessible on the phone and online.

Your local library offers all sorts of information and links to services around you. They will be able to help you find support groups and community events in your area. Many libraries also offer courses in reading, writing, finance and digital literacy.

If you are in an unsafe situation and need to get out, Women's Refuge can provide emergency housing.

Victim Support provides help to people who have been a victim of a crime.

ACC provides support though sensitive claims for people who have experienced mental or physical injury from a criminal act.

LeVa provides links to support services for Pacific peoples across Aotearoa.

The Ministry of Health provides a directory of Māori health services across Aotearoa.

Whaikaha provides a directory of supports and services for disabled people and their whānau.

If you have children under 5, Plunket provides advice on many aspects of care. It also provides health professional visits.

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