A2 - Getting Help with Day-to-day Costs

There are support services and allowances that can help you remain in your own home as you age.

Work and Income, your local council, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Health, to name a few, will provide a degree of financial assistance to ensure that you can remain as comfortable and independent as possible in your own home.

For more information on different financial assistance available to older people, including how to qualify, see:


You can also make savings yourself, by reducing the electricity, other fuel and water resources you use in your home.