Presbyterian Support – Rangiora

Website: www.ps.org.nz/uppersouthisland/ The North Canterbury Presbyterian Support provides a range of services. Open 8.30am to 5pm weekdays. Totara Club (day programme for older people living in the community). It offers company, activities and outings. Phone number as above, operates 5 days a week. By assessment. HomeShare: Support older people living in their home community. HomeShare … Continued

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

MHERC offers a free mental health library for the people of the South Island. Books, CDs, DVDs and videos on a wide range of mental health topics are available for loan. A free return postal service is available to anyone who lives in the South Island. The library service can be accessed in person at … Continued

Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch – North CAB

Offer free confidential advice, information and referral by trained volunteers. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am – 5pm / Tuesday 2pm – 5pm. Location: The Village@Papanui, 460 Papanui Road, Papanui, Free legal advice and JP clinics available at West and City branches. Please call and check details.   Satellite Service available at The Loft … Continued

Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch – City CAB

Offer free confidential advice, information and referral by trained volunteers. Open: Monday and Friday 9am – 12noon / Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 3pm. Free legal advice Thursday 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Call to confirm on the day. Satellite Service available at The Loft – Eastgate Mall – Tuesday 11.00am – 2.00pm

Timaru – South Canterbury Older Persons Services

Older Persons Services in South Canterbury include: Age Concern Visiting Service  Sonia King Ph 03 687 7587 Appointed and under the umbrella of Age Concern Canterbury to arrange visitors for older people in the area who would benefit from additional social contact. Age Concern – Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) EARS aims to improve the … Continued

Health magazine for Pacific People

Providing key information and content to help improve the general health of New Zealand’s Pacifc population is behind the launch of this publication. Content is based on creating greater self awareness of one’s own health and of those around them. It’s a strengths-based focus with practical help and advice, utilising Pacific people who are experts … Continued

Enable New Zealand

Enable New Zealand is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled people and their families/whanau/hapu, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations. Enable Information can put you in touch with a range of disability and rehabilitation support organisations and service providers. They can give you the contact details for your local Needs Assessment and Service … Continued

Aspire Canterbury

Aspire Canterbury provides support and resources for independent living. They provide advice and contact information to assist disabled and older people and those who support them. Aspire Canterbury Mobile is a free service to the community and takes information and products for easier living out into the greater Canterbury area. The mobile unit attends EXPOs … Continued

Age Concern Flaxmere

Services Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people. Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books. Visiting Services: … Continued

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