Age Concern's Earthquake Support Coordinator is available to help older people who are facing ongoing issues from the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Earthquake support coordinator can:

  • support you to work out what needs to be done for you and make a plan
  • provide you with the relevant information
  • connect you with the other services
  • coordinate meetings between you and the experts

She can meet with you anywhere you choose and connect you to services that provide (but are not limited to):

  • accommodation assistance
  • counselling support and social services
  • financial assistance or information
  • legal, EQC and insurance help
  • health services
  • winter heating advice
  • school or childcare support
  • translation services

This support is based on your individual service and is free and confidential.