Financial help for caregivers
Caregivers have told us that people who look after children do it because they want to make a difference. Being a caregiver is voluntary, with financial help provided to meet the day-to-day expenses that looking after a child or young person involves.
A care allowance is paid fortnightly and covers board, personal items and pocket money. We also provide a four-weekly clothing allowance, and allowances for Christmas and birthday presents.
Reforming financial assistance and support for caregivers
In 2019, Oranga Tamariki carried out a review into the financial assistance provided to caregivers to make sure it meets the needs of children and caregivers.
Published: March 13, 2017 · Updated: February 14, 2023