Community support

Our Community Support and Outreach Coordinators have a wide knowledge of government and community services. They are able to respond to enquiries on all manner of subjects and if they are unable to answer the question directly they will refer you to the right agency.

We maintain links with other social service providers in the area to ensure we stay up to date with the issues facing our seniors and the steps being taken to deal with issues.

You can see a list of topics below with related agencies.

If you have a question or a referral contact us.

Ann Dalziel answers the majority of enquiries

Total Mobility Assessments

*This service is currently unavailable. The Total Mobility scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport through local taxi firms. Eligible customers receive a 50% discount, up to a maximum of $40 per trip, on eligible trips including wheelchair accessible services. The assessment is free with Age Concern Wellington membership.

If you have a question or a referral contact us.

Useful Links
Alzheimers Society – provides support for those with Alzheimers disease and those who care for them.
Disability Information Equipment Centre – provides information on a wide range of services and supply or help source equipment.
Enable New Zealand – a multiservice organisation working to assist disabled people and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.
Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc – provides service and emergency identification in the event of injury or collapse.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Stroke Foundation
Parkinson’s Society
Accident Compensation Corporation
Ministry of Health
Health and Disability Commission – Provides information on your rights when receiving health or disability services.
Hutt City Council – includes section specifically for seniors
Office for Senior Citizens – part of the Ministry of Social Development. Advises the Minister for Senior Citizens on policy and issues affecting or of particular relevance to older people.
Retirement Commission – helps New Zealanders prepare financially for their retirement.
Veterans Affairs New Zealand – delivers services to New Zealand war veterans and provides advice to Government.
Work and Income (Income Support and Superannuation) – provides a range of retirement income services for older people.
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Mary Potter Hospice – palliative care for the people of Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.
Te Omanga Hospice – palliative care for the people of the Hutt Valley.
Wellington Free Ambulance
BUPA Care Services
Freedom Medical Alarms
St John Ambulance – Caring caller and personal alarms.
Access Homehealth – provider of home-based health care and support.
Elder Family Matters Ltd – assistance with the tasks of daily living.
Healthcare New Zealand – provider of community based health, rehabilitation and disability support.
Home Comfort Ltd – non-medical in-home care.
Miranda Smith Homecare – homebased care for the elderly, disabled and those convalescing.
Presbyterian Support Central – Provides services for people in need including Enliven aged residential and community care.
Carers NZ – national support agency for anyone caring for disabled or aging person.
National advisory site on maintenance, heating etc. especially for the elderly.
Eat Unlimited – Pre-prepared meals – able to be ordered on line, and delivered chilled (can be frozen or stored in fridge for up to 14 days).
Watsonia Meals on Wheels – Private meals on wheels service – personalised delivery arrangements.
Ezee Meals (Mission Foods Ltd) – Ezee meals and other social services – frozen meals
Citizens Advice Bureau – Free confidential information and advice.
Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley – free legal help.
Eldernet – Information about services for older people in New Zealand.
Government Superannuitants Association – looks after the interests of those who are paying and have paid into government superannuation during their working lives.
Grey Power – National Lobby organisation committed to getting a fair deal for senior citizens.
Public Trust – Provides wide range of legal and financial services.
NZ specific information on advance care planning – includes NZ specific template.
SeniorLine – a national information service for over 65s to help navigate the health system.
Consumer magazine checklist for those looking at / selecting an aged residential care facility.
Everything you need to know about the aged care process and finding a rest home.
Financial information from MSD (WINZ) for older people at home and considering aged residential care.
Driving Miss Daisy -Taxi service for older people – drivers will escort passsengers to shops, appointments etc if required (charge applies)
Freedom Companion Driving Service

Age Concern New Zealand

For information on what elder abuse is and contacts around New Zealand

For elder abuse response services in the Wellington region.