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Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island) - Includes: Harakeke Club and Totara Club

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Name
Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island)
Category
Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance
Address
44 Bealey Avenue,
Upper South Island
Christchurch
Postal Address
P O Box 13171, Armagh, Christchurch 8141
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 366 5472
Fax
(03) 379 6235
Mobile
0275577372
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Vaughan Milner (Chief Executive Officer) - (03) 363 8217
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Description
Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island) is a social services agency working for a just society. Operating as a not-for-profit charitable, Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), the agency has been in business for over 100 years and delivers services from six service centres in the Upper South Island.
Service Description
Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island) offers social work, counselling, group education, mentoring, home care and day care. These services are for younger people and their families, and for older people and their families and carers. They are available to everyone in the community whatever their background, their religion, their ethnicity or their beliefs. You don't have to be a Presbyterian to be supported by, work for or support Presbyterian Support.

COUNSELLING: Talking things over with someone can be useful. The main purpose of counselling is to help you sort things out for yourself and come to your own understandings and decisions so you can face the future with new hope and confidence.

Presbyterian Support also offers a specialised counselling service for people affected by dementia, and for their families and carers.

SOCIAL WORK Christchurch: For people 65 years and over services include assessment and information, co-ordination of support services, counselling, advocacy, liaison with other agencies or health professionals, support for carers, elder abuse intervention. Home visits can be made.

GROUPs: Groups are held at the Campbell Centre
Grandparents as Parents – Support/information groups for grandparents who have the care and responsibility of their grandchildren.

FALLS PREVENTION
Rangiora, Kaiapoi and north to Amberley:
An exercise programme aimed at reducing falls in our community and works on strength and balance, provided by a Registered Nurse who works with the frailer client with complex health issues and the other is a Support Worker who is working with the less frail. Referrals via a GP
Mid Canterbury: The 'Stay on your feet' programme is offered to improve strength and balance and aid in the prevention of falls. Contact the centre in your area

HARAKEKE CLUB: Harakeke Clubs in Riccarton and Linwood are day programmes for older people with memory loss. They provide social opportunities, motivation and appropriate activities. Allowing carers day respite to pursue their own interests, or activites or just have a rest.

Activities include singing, cards, cooking, exercises, games, gardening, indoor games, minibus, music, newspaper reading, pool table, reading

TOTARA CLUB: Totara Clubs in Riccarton and Rangiora are day programmes for older people open Monday to Friday. Totara Clubs provide a place to meet together, share a meal, outings, entertainment and a range of activities, where old acquaintances are renewed and new friendships made. Experienced, caring staff are assisted by enthusiastic volunteers. Transport is arranged.

HOMESHARE is a service which offers a small and personalised service where older people can enjoy companionship and activities in a private home within their own community. It is an opportunity to enjoy a home-cooked meal with others, the chance to make new friends and renew old acquaintances in a very small group setting. It can mean socialisation for the isolated or disabled person or the person who has difficulty getting out. HomeShare is available in rural areas in North Canterbury and Mid Canterbury. There is no charge but donations are always welcome

EARTHQUAKE COORDINATORS are a team earthquake support coordinators working to assist people who are displaced or have lost their homes, particularly older people who are struggling with unsuitable housing or caring for others. If you, your family or someone you know needs someone to talk to, call the Government help line 0800 777 846 and then they can put you in touch with a range of support and counselling services for free including Enliven


OTHER SERVICES IN NORTH CANTERBURY

Volunteer Programme - Provides people who can visit older people in their homes and provide transport, outings and companionship.
Updated: 25 Oct 2016
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
The Upper South Island region covers the area north of the Rangitata River to Cook Strait including Nelson and Marlborough. There are service centres in Christchurch, Ashburton, Greymouth, Rangiora, Nelson and Marlborough. Services vary across the region so please contact us for more information about what is available in your area.

Nelson and Marlborough service centres have their own separate Eldernet Pages.

Mid Canterbury Service Centre
215 Tancred St,
PO Box 581
Ashburton 7740
Ph 03 308 5868
Fax 03 308 0312
MidCant@psusi.org.nz

Greymouth
8 Frickleton Street
PO Box 536
Greymouth 7840
Phone: (03) 768 4582
Fax: (03) 768 7158
Mobile 027 590 0079
joand@psusi.org.nz

Linwood Service Centre
601 Gloucester Street, Linwood
PO Box 13 171
Christchurch 8141
Phone: (03) 389 1728
Fax: (03) 381 5226

North Canterbury Service Centre
Ngawi Thompson Centre
258 High Street
PO Box 665
Rangiora 7400
Phone:(03) 313 8588
Fax:(03) 313 7424
Updated: 25 Oct 2016
Personal Assistance
TypeSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Carer Support Negotiable Negotiable No Counselling and Social Work for Older People
Updated: 7 Dec 2009
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.StatusDetails
Dementia Care Yes Harakeke Club Day Centre
Social Worker Yes Campbell Centre and North Canterbury Service Centre
Updated: Unknown
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay.
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay.StatusDetails
Respite Care Yes Available on the West Coast. Inquire at our Greymouth service centre
Carer Support or other short stay Yes Available on the West Coast. Inquire at our Greymouth service centre
Updated: 13 Jul 2015
Domestic Assistance
TypeSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Shopping Assistance No No No Volunteers from the Volunteer Programme in North Canterbury can assist older people with shopping
Transport Assistance Yes No No Transport Service, North Canterbury will take you from your home to hospital or doctors' appointments in Rangiora, Kaiapoi or Christchurch.
Updated: 5 Sep 2011
Kaumatua Services
Kaumatua ServicesSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Kaumatua Services No No No Kaiawhina community support. This is liaison and access to the community and services for Kaumatua / elders in situations where a Mâori support worker is preferred.
Updated: 5 Sep 2011
Companionship
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Day Programme (Dementia Care) Yes Negotiable No Harakeke Club day centres for older people with memory loss
Day Programme (Non Dementia) Yes Negotiable No Totara Club: Rangiora and Riccarton.
Lunch Yes No No Lunch provided at Harakeke Clubs and Totara Clubs
Visiting Service No No No North Canterbury Volunteers Programme assists with transport, provides companionship visiting and outings
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes Negotiable No A falls prevention programme to improve strength, stability and balance
Other Social Support No No No HomeShare is a service in Canterbury which offers a small and personalised service where older people can enjoy companionship and activities in a private home within their own community.
Updated: 13 Jul 2015
Support & Advocacy
Support & AdvocacyStatusDetails
Support and Advocacy Yes EARTHQUAKE COORDINATORS are a team earthquake support coordinators working to assist people who are displaced or have lost their homes, particularly older people who are struggling with unsuitable housing. Start with the Government help line 0800 777 846
Updated: 5 Feb 2013
Subsidy Details
Various for different services
Updated: 7 Dec 2009
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Updated: 4 Jun 2007

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