Caring for the Carers

Caring for the Carers is now under the umbrella of the business, Florence Nightingale. They’re a voluntary group. Ideally seen as a supporter of family members looking after a loved one who requires special care. Privately funded by the Florence Nightingale Agency. The support offered includes: Monthly coffee and support groups Social worker/ office or … Continued

Community Alcohol And Drug Service

A service run by the Specialist Mental Health Division of Canterbury Health. Offers treatment for people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction as well as having a mental health diagnosis.

Safer Christchurch Inter-Agency Group

An Inter-Agency Group which oversees the Safer Christchurch Strategy with a co-ordinated approach to Crime Prevention, Injury Prevention and Road Safety.

Canterbury Dist. Health Board – Eye Outpatients

​​Ophthalmology deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An assessment is made on referral from the G.P. or Specialist. Outpatients can take in old glasses that are no longer required & they will be distributed  to  people in the commmunity. Hours 7.30am – 5.30pm The Low Vision Clinic is at Beacon House, … Continued

Music Centre of Christchurch

.. If you wish to book events please contact Ph 3775000 or email:   The newly opened centre called  THE PIANO  is now taking bookings for various events. See the website for some of the events that are being held in the future.

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

Battered Womens Trust ( Womens Refuge )

Practical help and support is available for any woman who is the victim of domestic violence. The Trust is affiliated to the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuge and networks closely with other Christchurch Refuges: West Christchurch Refuge, Rose House, Otautahi Women’s Refuge; and also work closely with Shakti.

Accident Compensation Corporation – Christchurch

Ring the above telephone number for accident compensation inquiries. For contact information regarding the other areas which relate to ACC see listing, under this Organisation, in the telephone directory (blue pages). on on the ACC website.

Tuesday Trekkers

Walking and Tramping groups; Ring contact for Groups and times. Moderate tramps usually of 4 hours duration.