SUPPORT SERVICES

Private and confidential appointments are available to all members.

Please call our Welfare Officer to discuss your needs.

Colleen Towgood on 438 9680 or email colleen@whangareirsa.co.nz

 

We can assist with Pension or other Government and War Veteran entitlements and requests for Financial Assistance.  Telephone Colleen for an appointment or for the relevant application forms.

Other Services available to members:

  • The Welfare vehicle is available for the transportation of those who are in need of special support services such as wheel chair transportation for doctor and hospital visits. Talk to the office team if you have special needs. We would welcome more volunteer drivers to further enhance this service, if you are able to assist with this please leave your name at the Office.

 

Latest Support Services News

An extract from Veterans Affairs News states the following:

Veterans Affairs provides a range of support and services to a wide variety of Veterans.

The oldest veterans we now support served in the WWII and the youngest is just over 19 years old.

 

We also support many, many veterans who fall in between these two.  The needs of every veteran can be different – so the service and support that we provide to each can also be different.  What might be the most appropriate support can vary according to the veterans’ age, needs and the types of conditions that they are experiencing”.

 

So what suits one veteran may not suit another.  Your Case Manager should be able to help you in this arena.

 

Veterans Affairs is now offering a cleaning package for 1 annual house clean, 2 annual window washes and 2 annual gutter cleans through Chemwash, to all Veterans who already receive any of these services plus to any other Veteran who requires this work.  Please take advantage of this offer.  Veterans who have taken up this offer are very happy with the results.  They have also appointed a new medical alarm provider Redwolf to provide alarms to Veterans who need them.  These will be transportable so Veterans can carry with them wherever they go.

 

As you will all know, Veterans Affairs have now shifted all of their operations to Wellington from Hamilton.  This of course includes Case Management.  So please be aware if you have not heard from your Case Manager, for a while you could find you have a new one on your next call to them.

 

Click on this link for the Veterans Affairs Website http://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/