COVID-19 Information and Resources for the Social Service Sector

Trusted information sources:

The main government portal on COVID-19: www.covid19.govt.nz 

For the latest information from the Ministry of Health: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Ministry of Social Development information on social services and support for providers: http://msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2020/covid-19/index.html 

Oranga Tamariki detailed information about support for caregivers and for providers: https://orangatamariki.govt.nz/ 

Oranga Tamariki information and resources for partners: https://orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-children/covid-19-information-for-partners/

Information for employers, workers and essential services: https://www.business.govt.nz/news/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/ 

Information on preventing and responding to family, whānau and sexual violence during COVID-19 from Ngā Wai a te Tūī Māori and Indigenous Research Centre and the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse: https://nzfvc.org.nz/covid-19

Doing social work online https://padlet.com/kenneth28burns/uvpu626mvd5k


SSPA Bulletin - information for the social service sector:

Bulletin Four, 6 April read it here
Bulletin Three, 1 April read it here
Bulletin Two, 27 March read it here
Bulletin One, 25 March read it here

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Workshops and Training:

Rethinking service delivery: facilitated by Dr Emily Keddell
The COVID-19 lockdown is challenging us to think about new ways to work with children and families.  Bring along your ideas and thoughts to a facilitated discussion led by Dr Emily Keddell of Otago University’s social work school. 

Held Thursday 2 April
Click here for the powerpoint presentation by Dr Emily Keddell