Home Support Services

Taranaki DHB provides both Home Support and Meals on Wheels services. Clients can be referred to the Home Support Unit by a GP, District Nurse, Social Worker, Nurse Manager, Midwife or an Occupational Therapist.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is available for clients who are not able to prepare a nutritious hot meal and have nobody available to give the necessary assistance.

Meals on Wheels can be provided for a number of reasons:

  • Long term because of failing health
  • Short term, during illness or after a stay in hospital.

A main meal and dessert is provided in an aluminium disposable container. Meals are delivered at midday, Monday to Friday, by volunteer drivers. Meals are not available on statutory holidays.

Home Help

Home Help is available for clients leaving hospital who have nobody available to give the necessary help. The Home Help staff perform basic weekly tasks to keep the home running smoothly. Home Help is generally short-term, six to eight weeks. If a client requires long-term assistance and meets the financial criteria, a referral to Community Support Services for a needs assessment can be arranged. In some community cases, we can assist until alternative help can be arranged for the client.

Contact us:

Meals on Wheels
South and Central Taranaki (includes Hawera, Stratford, and Opunake)
06 2787109 ext 6842
Fax 06 2789910

Meals on Wheels
North Taranaki
Phone 06 7536139 ext 7665

Home Help (Taranaki-wide)
Phone 06 7536139 ext 7662
Fax 06 7537836

Last updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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