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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.

The NASC contact for Wairarapa is;

Service Name: FOCUS, Wairarapa DHB
Area Includes: Masterton, Carterton, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough
Email: focus@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz
Website: www.wairarapa.dhb.org.nz
Phone / Fax: 06 946 9813 / 06 946 9826 (fax)
Postal Address: P O Box 96, Masterton 5840
Physical Address: Blair Street, Masterton

Other useful contacts

Guide: Independent living guide for over 65's. The guide also has information on local activities, services and help at home   
Meals on wheels: Wairarapa Hospital ph 370 2531, or 06 946 9800 ext 4041, Mon-Friday 8.30am-4pm.
Other meal providers: Service providers in the Wairarapa
Supermarket delivery: Supermarket services in the Wairarapa
District Nursing: The full service operates 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday – Friday, with reduced staffing in the evenings and weekends. Phone 06 946 9827
Shuttle Services: See the ‘Mobility and Transport’ section, page 14 of the Independent Living Guide, on the 'more info' link:    
  Red Cross volunteer service: 0800 924 287, 06 377 3586 or wairarapa@redcross.org.nz, office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. The service offers free, volunteer transport to a range of medical appointments in the Wairarapa area. Transport also provided for outpatient trips to hospitals in Wellington, Hutt, Kenepuru and Palmerston North. Bookings are essential. The service cannot accommodate wheelchair users. Donations are appreciated.
  St Johns Health Shuttle: 0800 589 630, office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3pm. The service offers free, volunteer transport to a range of medical appointments in the Wairarapa area only. Bookings are required at least 24 hours in advance and donations are appreciated.


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