The Social Work Service is available to patients and their whānau/
supporters in Auckland and Northland. Our registered social workers can
visit and phone you to provide information/ resources, advocacy and
support relevant to your needs such as:


  • Financial issues, challenges of living in poverty eg: access to food, transport, healthcare
  • Work-related issues such as reintegrating back into the work force
  • Housing concerns
  • Difficulties with managing self-cares, mobility and managing at home
  • Supporter/carer stress
  • Isolation from social supports 
  • Challenging family dynamics
  • Family harm eg: partner abuse, child abuse 
  • Self-neglect
  • Immigration and non-residency


"For a social worker to be made available to me through the Cancer Society, I say 'thank you'! The social worker helped me navigate my way through MSD when I applied for a Sickness Benefit"

Last updated: September 7, 2023