Caregiving Support/Respite Care

Carers NZ

A national registered charity that provides practical help for people caring for family or friends who are older or have ill health, a disability or a mental health issue.

Phone: 0800 777 797

Address: PO Box 47-385, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144

Ministry of Social Development

Provides information about caregiver allowances and support.

Phone: 04 916 3300

Address: Postal address: P O Box 1556, Wellington 6140


This website provides a list of services that provide carer support and respite care.

Ministry of Health (Moh)

This site has information about “getting respite services”, the eligibility criteria, and how to be assessed.