A few updates from AAAP in light of the effects of COVID-19.
Until further notice our office will not be open for walk-ins. This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but our priority is to keep our advocates and the community safe. The large majority of our advocates are in the at-risk groups: Māori and Pasifika over the age of 60 as well as people with existing medical conditions.
We will start posting more content online with advice, and we’ll encourage people to message our Facebook page with queries or the email below for those who need help from WINZ.
Our priority will be to continue campaigning to lift benefits and reform our housing and welfare system so everyone lives in dignity. Our goal is that people’s incomes are high enough so they don’t need food grants.
Look after each other in these difficult times.
We offer free advocacy advice designed to help you understand your rights so that you can advocate for yourself and your community! Our organisation is volunteer run. While we do our best to work with as many people as we can, we often struggle to meet the incredibly high demand that we receive due to growing hardship in New Zealand. The more volunteers we have with us the more able we are to help people receive their full entitlements and transform our welfare system to one of support.
Our team of volunteer advocates assists people to get what they’re entitled to from Work & Income. We don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Nor should you!
AAAP can work with you to:
- Offer advice and information
- Ensure you're receiving your full entitlements
- Gain access to food grants and other essential items
- Resolve Work and Income disputes
We can also provide advocacy training to other groups. Contact us for further information.