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Bay of Plenty 

The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies.

There are two NASC contacts in the Bay of Plenty;

Service Name: Support Net - Kupenga Hao Ite Ora
Area Includes: Tauranga, Athenree, Katikati, Te Puke, Waihi Beach, Whakatane, Edgecumbe, Murupara, Ohope, Opotiki
Email: SupportNetBOP@bopdhb.govt.nz
Website: www.bopdhb.govt.nz
Phone / Fax: 07 571 0093 / 07 571 0277 (fax)
Postal Address: P O Box 2121, Tauranga 3140
Physical Address: 510 Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Other useful contacts

Meals on wheels: 07 579 8196 (Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa and Te Puke)
Other meal providers: Eat  0800 328 333
  Farmhouse Foods
  Contact local rest homes as some provide meals for community clients
District Nursing: Tauranga 07 579 8757      Whakatane 07 306 0706
Shuttle Services: St Johns Shuttle  07 578 2011 (Tauranga district)
  Red Cross   07 578 6987 (Tauranga district, no wheelchair access)
  Red Cross   07 573 6806 - Judith Roadley coordinator volunteer drivers, based in Te Puke. Covers Rotorua, Whakatane & Tauranga
  More on transport to hospital services
Help to Stay at Home: Kawerau and District Ageing in Place Incorporated; assisting members to remain in their own homes in security and comfort
Useful Website: Aged Care Hub

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