Welfare Services

Arrangements and resources for welfare in an emergency

Welfare in the context of CDEM refers to emergency welfare services, and is the function responsible for minimising and addressing the potential and actual consequences of an emergency on individuals, families, whānau and communities. The provision of emergency welfare services by a range of stakeholders is undertaken across the 4Rs (risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery). Welfare services are delivered at the local level and coordinated and supported at the regional and national levels.