Social Work Support & Assistance

Social Workers can help you and your children work through complex problems and emotions, develop coping strategies, and adapt to the world around you. Our social workers can help – in strict confidence – with issues including bullying, peer pressure and relationships, family relationships, pregnancy, domestic violence, drug and alcohol issues and mental health issues such as depression, social isolation, grief and self-harm.

This is a free service and may include:

  • Assisting you to find the services you need, including advocating on your behalf making sure you have access to the right support and resources, including accommodation, employment assistance and benefits
  • Support referrals to community-based services such as counsellors
  • Connecting, or reconnecting, you with community and family support networks providing advice about your rights and opportunities
  • Supporting you to navigate through financial and legal processes

Steph Aspinall
Tararua Community Services. Social Worker / Family Violence Support. Ko Tararua ngā paemaunga. Ko Mangatainoka rāua ko Mangahao ōku Awa. Ko Chris rāua ko Jan Bendall ōku mātua. Ko Aspinall rātou ko Bendall ōku hapū. Ko Ngāti Tauiwi tōku Iwi. Ko Dan Aspinall taku hoa Rangatira, nō Ngāti Porou ia. Ko Rawiri rātou ko Ariana, ko Tiari, ko Manaia, ko Jahzaiah, ko Jay-Dean āku tamariki. Ko Jahzaiah rāua ko Jay-Dean āku pēpi whāngai, nō Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa rātou ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa. Tihei Māuri Ora ! We love the Pahiatua community and enjoy raising our children here!  I have been a social worker for 22 years and feel honoured to be able to walk beside whanau and be a part of their journey to wellness. Ko koe ki tēna, ko ahau ki tēnei kīwai o te kete.. You at that handle and I at this handle of the basket. Referral Form - Download here or contact 06 3767608 More Information
Leeanne Hunt
Tararua Community Services. Social Worker / Safer Seniors Elder Abuse Support. I am a mother of two adult children and have three step adult children. I am privileged to have four moko who I spend every spare moment with. I have 10 years’ experience as a Social Worker and believe that with the right support, people can make positive changes in their lives. Referral Form - Download here or contact 06 3767608 More Information