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Welfare needs

  • Arrange a friend or family member to collect food and medicine or arrange delivery service.
  • Contact Ministry of Social Development (MSD) on 0800 559 009 for help with the cost of living, food, clothing, bedding or loss of livelihood.
  • Free text or call number, 1737 that you can call 24 hours a day to talk with a trained counsellor for support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing.
  • Further information is available on the Ministry of Health and MSD websites.