Our vision is a community where all people can make the most of their strengths and feel included, valued and safe.

Working in Southland, New Zealand we provide support to older people through Enliven and support for children, young people and their families through Family Works. 

Enliven services include retirement living, residential aged care and community support. Family Works offers a range of social services, from counselling and social work support, through to buddy and parenting programmes.

Fostering a lifetime of friendship

4 November 2020

Kelsi* and I were matched in 2009 in the Buddy Programme. We never lost touch after the Buddy Programme and still stay in close contact to this day. I could write a book on the different things we did.

A courageous journey

4 November 2020

Erika* has five children with ages varying from newborn to 9 years old. Erika’s family had Oranga Tamariki involvement due to care and protection concerns for the four eldest children and the spotlight was on Erika and her partner for the birth of their fifth child. The family was referred to Family Works by Oranga Tamariki for Social Work Support.

Change of address, not lifestyle

4 November 2020

When Murray Ramage wakes up each morning he often has an idea for a new project in his head. The Walmsley House resident is a whizz with timber and spends as many hours as he can each day working on projects in the garden of the care home.

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