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Our purpose and the outcomes we want to achieve

Our purpose

Manaaki tangata, manaaki whānau.

We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

The outcomes we want to achieve:

  • New Zealanders get the support they require.
  • New Zealanders are resilient and live in inclusive and supportive communities
  • New Zealanders participate positively in society and reach their potential..

The impact we want to make:

  • Improve equity of outcomes, particularly for Māori.
  • Improve people’s trust and confidence in the welfare system.
  • Improve effectiveness of support.
  • Reduce the number of people in hardship or insecure housing.
  • Improve awareness of and access to support.
  • Reduce harm and improve strength of whānau, families and communities.
  • Improve our contribution to industry and regional development.
  • Improve the effectiveness of connections across different providers and organisations.
  • Improve employment outcomes through sustainable work.
  • Improve people’s readiness for work, including through training and education.
  • Improve people’s abilities to meaningfully participate in society.