About Us

Presbyterian Support Southland

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is a charitable trust which provides a range of health and social services. Our services are available to all people in the Southland community, no matter their age, gender, religion or background.

PSS is one of seven federated Presbyterian Support organisations nationally, Presbyterian Support is one of the largest social service providers in New Zealand.


Our Charter

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

To make this vision a reality, we assist and encourage people facing life’s challenges. We provide a range of services in response to the changing needs of individuals and family/whānau in the wider community of Southland.


Our Values

We seek to live our five core values in everything we do:

Respect – Manaaki
Respect for our heritage.

Compassion – Aroha
Compassion with empathy.

Family – Whānau Whānui
Celebration of family.

Community – Iwi whānau/Hapori
Communities that make a difference.

Accountability – Whakatau tika
Holding ourselves accountable.


Our Services


Enliven, previously known as Services for Older People, specialises in retirement living, residential aged care and support to older people living in their own homes.

We operate a number of homes and retirement villages across Southland:  Peacehaven Village, Resthaven Village, Vickery Court, Walmsley House and Frankton Court Cottages, with a full range of care and living options, from independent living in townhouses or cottages, to rest home, hospital and dementia care at rest home and hospital level.

We also offer community services for older people through our SupportLink services which provide support and companionship, enabling older people to remain in their own homes.

The Enliven service philosophy is some things make for healthier, happier living, no matter what your age or ability:

  • a sense of community
  • friends, family, whānau
  • giving and receiving
  • making decisions for yourself
  • and most of all, practical support when you need it.


Family Works

Family Works offers a wide range of support services to families/whānau, children and young people in the region. From counselling and social work support to parenting programmes, we work alongside families as they face challenges and support them to flourish.

We provide essential services today for tomorrow’s generations in our community.

At the heart of our work is an understanding that:

  • life is challenging
  • the role of parents is crucial and the most important job anyone will ever have
  • families are the best places to grow happy, healthy children and young people
  • families are the backbone of each and every community.