CareCars

CareCars – Companion care and driving service. Provides a safe and secure user pays transportation service for the more vulnerable members of our community. In addition to providing Companion Driving Services, CareCars also assists with a Pop In Service, Living Transition Arrangements and regular organised Social Outings. Further details and prices can be found on … Continued

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a companion driving service. They offer to collect you, drive you to your destination and provide whatever help is needed at that destination, before delivering you home again. It is perfect for medical appointments, personal grooming appointments, social engagements, shopping trips, scenic drives and airport departures and pick-ups. All Daisies are … 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

Stroke Foundation of New Zealand – Southern Region

The Stroke Foundation is the national organisation in New Zealand dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving treatment outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke. Stroke Foundation Community Stroke Advisors provide information and support to stroke survivors, their family, whānau and carers. Their role ensures people achieve the best possible outcome after stroke. A … Continued

The Total Mobility Scheme (Discounted Taxi Card)

The Total Mobility Scheme provides a subsidised taxi service for clients who meet the eligibility criteria. An eligible person must have an impairment that prevents them from undertaking any one or more of the following components of a journey unaccompanied on a bus, train or ferry in a safe and dignified manner: Getting to the … Continued

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

Amputee Society of Canterbury & Westland Inc

(Approved agents to distribute TOTAL MOBILITY vouchers-Taxis). Aim: “To support amputees to live a full and active life”. Affiliated to the Amputees Federation of NZ Inc. Members of the Society meet at social functions and receive a newsletter bi- monthly. The Society will provide support for people before and after amputation. Hospital and home visiting … Continued

Muscular Dystrophy Association Canterbury

Offers support , advocacy, info. and education for persons with neuro- muscular conditions. Approved agent to distribute TOTAL MOBILITY vouchers (Subsidised Taxis)

Pain Action In New Zealand PAINZ

Hold monthly meetings with guest speakers and produce a monthly newsletter. Various group meetings. Drop in Centre 9.00am to 3.30pm daily. Coffee Group meets every Wednesday at 10am. Social outings, Bus trips. Have use of the hydrotherapy pools at Burwood Hospital and Christchurch Public Hospital. Agent for Total Mobility taxi vouchers

Arthritis New Zealand Canterbury Service Centre

Office hours 9am to 4pm Mon – Fri. (Approved agent to distribute TOTAL MOBILITY vouchers -Taxis). Advice and assistance available to people with arthritis enabling them to manage their disability – Osteoarthritis, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, Sjogrens, Pagets, Lupus. An Arthritis Educator assessment is available. Regular exercise (including armchair) … Continued

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