The Franklin Family Support Service office is also a Heartland Service Centre providing a one-stop-shop where people living in the Franklin area can access a range of government and community services. The aim is to improve access to information and services for families.
Approximately 25 central government agencies and more than 50 community organisations participate in Heartland Centres throughout the country. The centres provide a convenient meeting place for people to discuss their needs directly with service providers.
The Service Centres as one-stop-shops feature services and information from a range of Government organisations including:
- forms and applications
- email and phone facilities
- access to government websites
We will assist you to make appointments with service provider representatives and direct you to services that best meet your needs.
We can help you with
- Face to face meetings by arranging an appointment with visiting representatives from a range of Government agencies
- Free access to Government websites
- Toll-free phone access to Government agencies
Here are the regularly scheduled services available at Franklin Family Support. Please contact our office to arrange appointments.
- Age Concern - Advice and support on concerns or matters relating to older people, their carers and their whanau.
- Smoking Cessation - Every Friday 9:30am to 11am
- Justice of the Peace - No appointment necessary. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30am to 1:30pm ***Note: As from 3.10.2022 the clinic time will change to 10.00am to 12.00pm
- Free Legal Clinic - 3.00pm to 4.00pm Wednesday bookings essential
- Community Legal Services South Trust - legal assistance, advice, information and education that are not otherwise met by legal aid services or by other services. (every Tuesday fortnight - phone them for an appointment in Pukekohe 09 2744966).
- Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) - Immigration and Information on the community clinic - on request.
Here are some helpful links to Various Government agencies:
Careers New Zealand https://www.careers.govt.nz/
Department of Corrections https://www.corrections.govt.nz/
Kainga Ora (Housing New Zealand) https://kaingaora.govt.nz/
Inland Revenue https://www.ird.govt.nz/
Internal Affairs https://www.govt.nz/organisations/department-of-internal-affairs/
Māori Land Court https://www.maorilandcourt.govt.nz/
Ministry for Primary Industries https://www.mpi.govt.nz/
Ministry of Justice – Courts https://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Oranga Tamariki https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/
Te Puni Kōkiri https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en
Work and Income https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/
or you can click on the relevant logo.