Social Workers

The Social Work team support individuals and whanau/families through challenging situations.

Professional social workers who help to improve, encourage and promote the well-being of individuals, families and couples.

Their role is to assess people's needs and then access supports that meet those needs.

We will:

  • Listen
  • Encourage
  • Support
  • Advocate
  • Home support visits
  • Office support visits
  • Attend appointments of importance to the individual and/or family
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Make practical and achievable plans

The social worker will:

  • Act at all times with professional integrity
  • Be competent to promote social change
  • Adhere to the Social Work Registration Board Code of Conduct
  • Recognise and support diversity among groups and individuals
  • Acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi and tikanga Maori.
  • Confidentiality is important., please see the page about confidentiality
  • The Social Worker promotes effective, positive change with all who they work with.


This is a completely free service.

How do I access this service?

To make an appointment, simply phone our office on 09-235 9099 or drop in during office opening hours.

You can download and complete our referral form and e-mail it through if easier.  E-mail to