WELFARE


Welfare includes assisting with the provision of shelter, accommodation, food, clothing, financial assistance, counselling, personal support and advice to people affected or threatened by an emergency.


This function is delivered by a number of organisations who work together in readiness and form the Welfare Coordinating Group. The Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group coordinates and supports these organisations.


In an emergency, your local civil defence centre will coordinate welfare support based on your needs.