Lyttelton Community House is open Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am until 2:00pm
Our community house is a place where people from the community can make friends, have a cup of tea, coffee, and make connections with other agencies if needed. The community house is available to Lyttelton Harbour Basin residents.
Lyttelton Community House is governed by a registered charitable trust board and relies on charitable donations and grants to run.
Services in brief
Lyttelton Community House provides a range of services. Everyone is warmly welcome to come in and visit. If there are any issues for which you need support, please let our staff members know.
The community lunch is held on every Tuesday between 12 pm and 1 pm, a nutritious meal and dessert is provided, and a gold coin donation is appreciated. This is a time to share a meal and a conversation with others in a friendly safe and supportive environment.
Meals on Wheels
Lyttelton Community House Trust has been providing this service since February earthquake in 2011. Our meals are cooked off site by a qualified chef. They are tasty no frills meals, which are delivered to the elderly and vulnerable members of our community by our team of wonderful volunteers. Although this service was initially free, recipients are now asked to pay $8.50 per meal. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this service please call one of the above numbers.
Monthly Community Morning Tea
On the final Thursday of each month, we host a community morning tea at the Recreation Centre from 10.00am. We aim to have a guest speaker each month and guarantee a pleasant time.
Groups and Education programmes
If people in the community have an interest or a hobby that they may like to share with each other, or are interested in any community education programme, they are able to help facilitate the establishment of these. Also from time to time there are issues that the local community is facing that may wish to discuss and groups form as a result. All staff have experience in events, classes and workshop management.
I.T and Tech tuition
Techmate are based at LCH every second Tuesday to provide one on one education and support to anyone requiring it. Drop in or phone to make a booking or enquiry.
Christmas and Mid Winter Christmas Party
These are held annually for those people that Lyttelton Community House provides support for and receives support from.
Health and welfare support
We regularly have clients who arrive with a range of issues that we can empower them to resolve or put in place strategies to overcome. Our staff members will assist clients to access appropriate support services in Christchurch, including Work and Income New Zealand, and to access food parcels, appropriate health care services, and deal with agencies and individuals such as the Christchurch City Council, landlords, and issues facing their families.