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

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

CCS Disability Action ( Parking Permit )

Mobility Parking Card for car allowing use of car parks for people of all ages who are unable to walk & rely on a wheelchair for mobility, or rely on mobility devices (eg crutches, walking sticks, walking frames) or who are unable to walk 200 metres unassisted because of the nature/severity of their condition. An … Continued

Dementia Canterbury ( formerly Alzheimers 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

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)

Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons Society of Cant. Inc ( MS and PS )

Offer professional support, information and education for people with and for those providing care for people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons. Approved agent to distribute the TOTAL MOBILITY VOUCHERS(SubsidisedTaxis). Opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

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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