The Accident Compensation Corporation is the publicly funded New Zealand accident insurance scheme.  Its role is to to prevent injury, make sure people get treatment for injury if it happens, and help people get back to everyday life as soon as possible.

Age Concern
Age Concern New Zealand is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation promoting the quality of life and wellbeing of older people and advocating positive healthy ageing for people of all ages.

Alzheimers NZ
Making life better for all people affected by dementia.

Careerforce ITO

Support workers employed in the home & community sector help people to live in their own homes and maximise their independence. These workers provide a range of support from household management to personal care.

Careerforce offers nationally recognised qualifications and on-the-job training for the home and community support workforce. Whether you are new to the sector or want to explore on-the-job training options, Careerforce can help you find a pathway that works for you.

Carers NZ
Carers NZ is a national peak body supporting family, whanau, and aiga carers. 

Citizens Advice Bureau 
Local bureaus provide free, impartial and confidential service of information, assistance and referral to people in our communities.


Information about COVID-19 in New Zealand is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website and the Ministry of Health website.

Grey Power
Grey Power is a Lobby Organisation promoting the welfare and well-being of all those citizens in the 50 plus age group.

Hospice NZ
The aim of Hospice NZ is to help people make the most of their lives; to live every moment in whatever way is important to them. Hospice care has a unique whole person approach – which means physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are equally important – a multidisciplinary team provides care for the person who is dying and their families and friends, both before and after a death.

Life Changing Careers

Looking for Care and Support Work? Here you'll find information about Careers, Training and links to careers in these rewarding and fulfilling sectors.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Workforce matters, Health and Safety, useful employment tools.

New Zealand Disability Support Network
An association of disability support service providers.

New Zealand Aged Care Association
A national membership organisation representing aged-care providers.

Office for Seniors

Working to improve the lives of older people across New Zealand by providing information, promoting the wellbeing and concerns of older people and increasing awareness of the issues facing our ageing population.

Care Association of New Zealand
A national aged residential care representative group.

Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA)
DPA is the collective voice of people with disability in New Zealand based on principles of human rights and equal value of life.

The industry training organisation for the health, disability, aged support and social services sectors.

Are you looking for home support services, rest homes, retirement housing or private hospitals?  Contact ELDERNET for free, comprehensive, up-to-date, nationwide information.

INsite gives the aged care and retirement sectors an indepth, considered overview of what's going on today.

Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner has the role of promoting and protecting the rights of health and disability services consumers, and facilitating the fair, simple, speedy, and efficient resolution of complaints.

Ministry of Health
The Ministry provides a range of information about disability services, elder care services, District Health Boards, Primary Health Organisations, government strategies and consultations, and much more.

Health Quality and Safety Commission

HQSC was established to ensure all New Zealanders receive the best health and disability care within our available resources. 

Ministry of Social Development
Superannuation, veterans affairs, elder abuse and neglect prevention, assistance with living costs, community services card, disability allowances.

Unions – the main unions representing workers in this sector are the Public Service Association, E tu and the NZ Nurses Organisation.

Safer Walking

A Safer Walking Partnership Framework has been developed in response to people with cognitive impairments who go missing while out walking. A risk reduction tool has been developed.  For more information please contact the Safer Walking team on

SeniorNet gives older adults an opportunity to get onto the Internet, and learn more about new communication and information technology.

Standards NZ
Keep an eye on this website for standards relevant to the home and community health sector, for example, dementia.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Check this website for all land transport rules relevant for providers who transport clients.