A List of Resources Available to Help in COVID Times

The following information has been compiled from Worksafe, Employment NZ; MOH, MSD and the Covid.govt.nz websites as well as informal legal guidance. This is up-to-date as of 2 December 2021. This does not constitute legal advice. Organisations, employers and staff/workers are encouraged to use these websites for updated information as the Covid-19 environment evolves and Government response, statutes, case law and guidance changes (see list of links/resources at end of document).While we have made every attempt to ensure the information has been obtained from reliable sources, SociaLink is not responsible for any errors or omissions or the results obtained from the use of this information.

Zoom for Managers in the NFP Sector – COVID – Managing the environment under vaccination requirements

Monday 13 December 10am

Facilitated by Liz Davies, SociaLink and supported by Shima Grice BA/ LLB of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers.

Useful Links

11 tips from our De-escalation training.

Vaccination in the Workplace

Zoom for Managers in the NFP Sector – COVID Update

Thursday 25 November 10am

Facilitated by Liz Davies, SociaLink and supported by Lucy Nolan of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers.

Useful Links

De-escalation training. https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4943

Vaccination in the Workplace

Community Waikato Managers Forum on Vaccinations

Recently Community Waikato hosted a Managers Forum where the conversation was around Covid Vaccinations and what you need to know as an employer.  We had Jadin (lawyer from Community Law) and Hanlie (Director in HR and Employment Relations Waikato University) join us to provide information to help guide our thinking around the conversations we have with our teams and the policies/agreements we put in place. You can listen to a zoom recording of this conversation
Listen to Zoom recording
Passcode: =tZK!6LW

COVID Lockdown, Levels, 4, 3 and 2.

Te Puke Baptist Church

Diane Banbury is working from home and can help with access to food parcels etc as needed in the Te Puke area.

Contact Mobile:  02102593182 diane@tpbc.org.nz

Family Works

Family Works counsellors and Social Workers are working from home keeping in contact with the whanau they work with, via phone and email. Let me know if you need to contact any of them.

CCS Disability

CCS Disability Action is working remotely to provide information, advocacy and support to disabled people and their whanau – the Service Coordination team is available via telephone, email and video calls.

They are also providing face to face support for essential services.

Here to Help u

This service is an online service for whanau in the Western Bay, it has luckily got up and running just in time. For more info see the flyer and check the website.

Stand for children – Tu Maia

Stand Tu Maia community social workers are working from home and keeping in contact with the whānau and families they work with via phone, email and Teams.  We can accept Zoom invitations to meet with professionals from other organisations who may not use Teams. Kirsty.Crean@standforchildren.org.nz

BOP Male Survivors

Have started a free covid counselling service with a dedicated phone number open to anyone in need. See flyer attached.


Families Achieving Balance Social Workers are working from home keeping in contact with the whanau they work with, via phone and email. We are available to take on new referrals during lock down. maxine@fabct.co.nz

Phone 0800 322487 Cell 02102144555   

Kidz Need Dadz

The team at Kidz Need Dadz are working remotely and can be contacted on email taurang@knd.org.nz or 027 596 5021.  Our 24/7 crisis line is 0800 563 123 is also operational.

Te Puke Community Hub

The Hub Te Puke can be accessed for food parcels and resources if required.

Phone 07 9750157

CAB Tauranga

Our trained volunteers are available by phone to talk to clients – the website is there to back up information and the volunteers have access to more behind the scenes local information. See newsletter attached.

Salvation Army

Our Community Ministries are still fully operational remotely.  We are working alongside ‘Heretohelpu’ www.here2helpu.nz

Foodbank and Good Neighbour for emergency deliveries of essential items only.  We have stocks of hygiene products available also.

We have stocks of the PPE from City Council from 2020 available should any groups be needing this, we also have some supplies of Glen 20 sprays we can share.

Should support be required, our reception phone has been diverted so 07 578 4264 Option 3 still operates and email Tauranga.CM@salvationarmy.org.nz can receive referrals. External Referral form for Service Support.

Thanks to Rachel – Family Violence Response Coordinator.

Parliamentary Resources for Electorates and Community Offices

This pulication has a very full list of agencies that can help. Resources for electorate and community offices

Age Concern

The Student Volunteer Army grocery service is available nationwide to those in self-isolation or who have no other way to access food.

The SVA Grocery Delivery Service is for those aged 65+, anyone who may be medically vulnerable, essential workers (and their whānau) and anyone that requires support due to their personal circumstances, such as single parents. Choose from a list of grocery essentials to fill your pantry and a friendly SVA volunteer will fulfil your shop at your local New World and deliver your groceries to your door – all completely contactless.

 https://www.newworld.co.nz/covid-19/sva  details on how their service works – Person must have a Credit Card or Debit Card to do online or phone shopping

Please note: There is a standard $15 delivery fee or $3 delivery fee for Community Service Card holders.

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