With a whānau-centred approach to practice and drawing on similar skill sets and theory as our counsellors, our registered social workers ensure equity of service for patients and their whānau. Social workers have an understanding of a patient within their cultural, social and familial context and draw on existing resources when faced with challenges surrounding death, dying and grieving. The role of our social workers is typically defined through assessment, liaison, education and advocacy whether with the patient, whānau, or on behalf of the patient and whānau. Through the formation of professional relationships our social workers provide information about community resources, advocacy with large systems like the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, WINZ, ACC and Oranga Tamariki as well assisting to facilitate future care options either at home or in residential care settings.
Please see the below resources that may be of use.
Respite: Please contact our Social Workers for more information
Te Hokinga ā Wairua End of Life Service:
Check Eligibility for financial support: https://check.msd.govt.nz/
Information regarding residential and in-home care: https://www.eldernet.co.nz/Home
Information for carers: https://www.msd.govt.nz/what-we-can-do/community/carers/
Funeral planning: https://www.fdanz.co.nz/