Support Services

Jo Frew (District Support Manager) is available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. All enquiries in the first instance can be made through the RSA office on 03 352 1185.

All conversations are held in strict confidence. Welfare assistance is available for dental, glasses, hearing, specialists, and genuine hardship. Assistance may also be available from the Canterbury Patriotic Fund and also the RSA Pennington Trust both trusts are available for returned veterans to make application to.

We do need your help in reaching out to the veteran community so if you know a veteran or ex-service person in need of assistance please refer them to Peter or the office.

Talk to the Welfare Officer/Support Advisor to see if you are eligible and qualify for support services

To ensure NZ’s servicemen and women continue to live with dignity and respect the NZ RSA provides welfare and support services. We also support their spouses and dependent children.

Support can be in the way of:

  • Financial Grants
  • Support in times of need
  • Practical Help
  • Travel Assistance