Lower Hutt Memorial RSA – Support Services


ASSISTANCE FOR ALL VETERANS FROM VETERANS’ AFFAIRS NZ (VANZ):

Veterans did you know that you could get the following assistance to help you in your daily life, and also a possible payment to help you enjoy your leisure times, and help you stay in your own home?

Assistance with, and at no cost to you:

The above is available to all who served prior to 1st April, 1974 and includes all operational deployments and routine service deployments.

This also covers those who served after 1st April 1974 and served in many theatres, or had routine service since Vietnam.

For further information or clarification, you may contact your Veterans’ Affairs Case Manager directly on 0800 483 8372, or email  veterans@nzdf.mil.nzAlternatively you may make an appointment through PWMC/LHMRSA Reception on 568-5404 for one of our Support Team to discuss your circumstances and complete a short “Needs Assessment” form.

Support Team: Dennis Cheetham, Peter Gooch, Lars Millar, David Weston

NEED SOME HELP? CONTACT OUR SUPPORT SERVICES:

The Lower Hutt Memorial RSA offers support services for all Returned and Service members (or their widow / widower, spouse, children, or dependant) and they can apply for a grant for assistance with:

If you need support, financial or otherwise, from the Support Team for any contingencies that Government agencies cannot assist you with, please phone 568-5404 and leave your contact details with the office.

A MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE AVAILABLE FROM YOUR SUPPORT SERVICES:

The LHMRSA Trustees in concert with the Executive have allocated funding from the Poppy Day fund to investigate to what extent members and their families are suffering from mental illness and how the LHMRSA can be of assistance to them. It has been acknowledged for some time that mental health issues are on the rise with the last Government budget allocating many millions of dollars to attack the problem. 

The LHMRSA has established a relationship with local counsellors who have proven very effective in assisting members in alleviating some of the issues. 

This is a new initiative within the LHMRSA but we need your help. We are not medical experts in this field, but we are prepared to seek the help and advice from those who are.

If you and or your family, or if you know of members and their families who may need our assistance, then please in all confidence make contact with a support committee member. Your discussions will be completely in confidence and if we can help, we will.

If you are a veteran already dealing with VANZ and are having to wait a long period of time to see an appropriate professional please make contact, and if we can speed up the process we will.

Please phone the LHMRSA Support Team on 568-5404 and leave your contact details with the office.