Essentials and financial assistance

Last updated 18 April 2023


We can help!

If you have been impacted by severe weather events and need support to access essentials damaged by floods like bed and beddings, clothing, food and others, we can help. 

We can help you access available government funding and even help you purchase items, so you can continue moving forward.  

Our support is available to all individuals and families who receive Disability Services and Supports (DSS) through us, Taikura. 

Email with subject line "whanau ora" or call us on Freephone 0800 824 5872.

Read some of the stories of how we've supported people, families and whānau affected by the recent floods. 


Ministry of Social Development

Contact MSD on freephone 0800 400 100 to apply for emergency financial assistance relating to floods.


Severe weather events 

Visit our storm and flood support info hub for information about what to do and where to find support in the event of a severe weather event. 


Info hub 

For everyday information about available disability support, support groups, information about education, training, employment and others, visit our Info Hub.