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

Cancer Society of New Zealand (Cant/ West Coast)

The mission of the Cancer Society is to improve community well being by reducing the incidence & impact of cancer. For cancer information & support phone 0800 226 237 (0800CANCER). This helpline is available Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. An experienced Registered Nurse to answer any question that you might have.(Any Cancer any question). The Cancer … Continued

Papanui Heritage Group

Gathering material on the early days of Papanui; focusing on acquiring, housing, safe retention, and preservation of relevant materials, including photographs, articles, maps and letters. Meets first Saturday of every month at 2 PM.

Royal N Z Foundation of the Blind

Ring the above number, or 0800 24 33 33 for information about services, to enrol as new members, to order Talking Books etc.  RNZFB offers a craft group; training; education and support for blind persons and their families. Ph. 355 8381- News ‘phone – this service has recorded extracts from newspapers, read by volunteers. Approved … Continued

Age Concern New Zealand Inc (National Office)

They work to serve the needs of older people by offering nationally contracted services, education, resources and national leadership. Age Concern New Zealand works for older people by coordinating and supporting vital services offered at the local level such as Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Accredited Visiting. They depend on donations, bequests and grants … Continued

Dementia Canterbury

Aims to: Support people to continue to lead fulfilling lives after a dementia-diagnosis, to raise community awareness and break down barriers associated with all dementias and work towards a dementia-friendly and responsive community, one where people living with dementia feel safe and confident to participate in activities in the community. Provides support and information to people … Continued

Christchurch Kidney Society Inc

Offer information, assistance, fellowship and social opportunities to people with chronic kidney disease. The centre is open Monday-Friday from 10am-1pm. The Field Officer is in attendance on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays. Volunteers staff it on the other days. The centre is open for patients, supporters, and others to drop in for some hospitality. They have up … Continued

Older People Statistics New Zealand

To find information on older people, click on the above website, click on “Browse for Stats”, click on the heading “People and communities”, and then click on Older people.

Yellow Brickroad (formerly SF)

Formerly known as Supporting Families NZ and before that Schizophrenia Fellowship Canterbury, we’re Yellow Brick Road; a national organisation that provides support for whānau who have a loved one experiencing mental health challenges. After 40 years of experience working with people around New Zealand, we know that if the family of a loved one experiencing … Continued