B43 - Neighbourhood Support

Neighbourhood support groups operate in many urban and rural areas throughout New Zealand.

They keep neighbours in touch, improve neighbourhood safety, reduce crime and provide help and support for people in an emergency.

Your local neighbourhood support group could be your first point of contact in a natural disaster.

Neighbourhood support groups are set up and run on a voluntary basis by people who live close to one another. If your area does not have a neighbourhood support group, you can set one up with your neighbours. Your local Police, council / emergency management office and Neighbourhood Support New Zealand can help you establish a group.

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What do I need in order to take this option?

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, it may help you to stay living independently in your own home.

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