Housing & WINZ

24th March 2019

Lifewise & Merge Cafe 

For people who are sleeping rough during COVID-19 Alert Level 4:


The Lifewise Street Reach Team can support people to self-isolate during the Level 4 Alert. If you are:
- over 60/70 years old
- have any health issues
- have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, breathlessness)

The Lifewise Street Reach Team can help you get somewhere to stay immediately. We will help you get there, and will provide support for you.

Merge Cafe is closed, but every morning at 10:00 am our Street Reach Team will be outside the cafe for you to talk to. You can also reach us at outreach@lifewise.org.nz

Click here to stay updated with their available services as the information keeps coming in.


Work and Income Support

Click here to stay up to date with the latest information from Work & Income NZ.

Click here to check out our step-by-step guide for applying for WINZ support during this time. 

Click here if you rent or own a house and are worried about your stability. 


Our Homelessness Support Worker who can help any queer, gender-diverse or intersex person under 27 access housing. Please e-mail us at support@ry.org.nz