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Keep up with the latest news and stories about the work we’re doing to help people in our communities.

Funding boost for Housing First

Housing First – the model that prioritises permanent housing outcomes –recently received almost $200M from the government in a special Mothers’ Day announcement. The funding injection will pay for an additional 1,044 places in the programme, bringing the total number of people supported across the country to 2,700 over the next four years.

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Hope is the reason I do my job

Hope is the reason I do my job

Wendy Baikie is a LinkPeople housing case worker based in Taranaki. Wendy shares the story of how she supported her client Hope* find a new house. This story has been shared with the permission of Wendy and Hope.

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Homeless man gets house after 26 years living rough

Homeless man gets house after 26 years living rough

Rimaati Kaipo spent 26 years in and out of emergency accommodation and shared the pavement with a large group of rough sleepers. It wasn't until LinkPeople housing case worker Simmy Williams got involved and started talking to Mr Kaipo that something changed. Now, he finally has a place of his own.

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We’re open over the Christmas break

We’re open over the Christmas break

Supporting the people in our communities to live well is important year-round, so we’ll be open over the festive season. If you need any support, would like to talk to one of us, or have a general enquiry, you can contact us as normal.

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Unite against COVID-19 – We are on Alert Level 4

LinkPeople is open but only by phone on 0800 932 432. All self-isolation rules set out by the Government must now be followed. Visit www.covid19.govt.nz for official information.