Tiakina Te Kaitiaki - Caring for the Carer

This service is for carers of whānau, or a friend, with a life-limiting illness. The aim is to support the carer's overall wellbeing to allow them to continue in their vital caring role. There is no cost for this service, and it is open to anyone who is not already receiving support from Hospice.

    What does the service offer?
  • Kanohi ki te kanohi /face-to-face meetings with the Kaitiaki Navigator, to understand what the carer needs to keep well
  • Work in partnership with the Kaitiaki Navigator to find out what is most important. What do you need? What support would be most helpful?
  • Help to access other agencies and support for the carer
  • Help with referrals to other agencies
  • Help to know and use your own networks - family, whānau, sports groups, churches etc.
  • Follow up korero/contact by phone or kanohi ki te kanohi/face to face
    • Who can refer?
    • Carers
    • Whānau/family members
    • General practice staff
    • Iwi health providers
    • Northland District Health Board teams - Outreach Services, District Nursing etc.
    • Community organisations such as Alzheimers Society, Age Concern etc.
    • The Hospice Team
    • Tiakina Te Kaitiaki - Caring for the Carer is available for people living in the Whangarei and Kaipara areas.
      For more information, or to refer, please contact the Kaitiaki Network Facilitator, Judith Hall on 021 810 827 or judithh@manaiapho.co.nz.

      Click the links below for the brochure and referral form, or information for general practice staff.