We support families to be safe, strong and connected. Working alongside you and your family, we focus on your strengths, offering free services, programmes, information and other practical support. Find out more about local Family Works services for you, your children, your family and in our local community.
Children & Young People
We support children and young people, helping them overcome challenges at home or school. This can include including counselling, social work and programmes, working alongside the child or young person and with families, schools and in the community. Find out how Family Works can help children and young people learn to smile again.
Services for Older People
We understand how important it is to be able to make your own choices. We work with you to maximise your independence, whether you choose to live at home, join one of our friendly rest homes or live in a supported environment at one of our complexes. Find out more about the many ways we focus on you as an individual, shaping our services and support around your needs.
People with Disabilities
We understand the challenges of day to day living with a disability. Our live-in young disabled unit or home-based care services provide caring, professional and individually focused support, based on your needs and goals. Find out more about how we can support you.
Support to Recover
Recovering from an injury, surgery or illness? We can provide intensive, short-term transitional home support until you are back on your feet, helping you take control of your recovery and re-establish your usual routines.
CommunityFIRST An alternative to rest home care, CommunityFIRST is available to people 65 years and over who have been assessed as needing rest home, hospital or palliative level of care but who choose to stay living in their own home. Enliven is the sole provider in South Canterbury of CommunityFIRST home-based care. To find out more click here: bit.ly/2M8NRq9...
Please get behind this great initiative from OJ on The Breeze it's a great way to get those essential shoes and backpacks for getting your children back to school and at the same time you are helping our Family Works Families. Big thanks to OJ and The Breeze radio station. #peoplehelpingpeople #community #familiesHi, OJ here from The Shoe Initiative. I have organized the next "Shoe Initiative" event to be held at Oceanview Heights School Hall between 9am - Midday on Saturday 26th January.
In the meantime I would love you to drop off your NEW or PRE-LOVED SHOES (and school back packs) to the following 6 drop off points during business hours;
- BARRETT JOINERY - Washdyke - BLOOMERS - 4 Bayview Place (top of Bay Hill) - AUTOPARTS PARTS WORLD - Shaw St, Redruth - TRADE AID SHOP - Stafford Street - MEDIAWORKS HOUSE - opposite fire station in Timaru - BLUESTONE SCHOOL - from Tuesday 22nd Jan 10a - 3p
There is no charge for the shoes but you are welcome to make a gold coin donation to the cause with proceeds going to Presbyterian Support to buy school shoes for families with identified needs.
Primarily we require shoes (and school back packs) for school kids but will accept all shoes in good condition that are donated.
Thank you for supporting the "Shoe Initiative" in Timaru with The Breeze. ...