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Overcoming Barriers for Migrant Families Accessing Social Services

The Southland Multicultural Trust (SMCT) has taken over the coordination and management of the Southland Migrant Settlement Network from Family Works, bringing organisations together to maximise support and positive outcomes for Southland’s migrant community.

Posted: Thursday June 20, 2024

Compassion, commitment and enthusiasm key to success

Much has been achieved in the pastoral care space for the benefit of Enliven care home residents since Shirley Keen started in the role of pastoral care coordinator 18 months ago.

Posted: Thursday June 20, 2024

Wishing Diane all the best in retirement

After two decades of caring for and supporting residents stalwart of Peacehaven Village, cottage coordinator Diane Braithwaite is retiring.

Posted: Tuesday June 4, 2024

Interactive games provide valuable stimulation and connection

The happy faces, focused attention and animated conversation of residents living with dementia surround Peacehaven Village’s newest therapeutic tool.

Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2024

Dedicated space for residents and their families

Wrapping support around residents in their final days and their grieving families is an important part of Enliven's ethos of caring for its people.

Posted: Sunday May 12, 2024

Kindness campaign keeping children warm this winter

With winter fast approaching, Southland families in need will have help to stay warm.

Posted: Monday May 6, 2024

Contribution of clinical manager recognised

Vickery Court’s Kim Nicholson has gone from new graduate nurse to clinical manager in the space of less than eight years.

Posted: Sunday April 28, 2024

Concept plans unveiled for Peacehaven Village

Concept master plans for Peacehaven Village’s redevelopment have now been completed, unveiling units and amenities that will support a vibrant retirement community now and into the future.

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

Intergenerational connections vital for care home residents' well-being

Lots of chattering, laughter and activity fills the halls of Walmsley House each day as residents and students from Southland Girls High School (SGHS) get to know each other.

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2024

Enriching lives through waka ama

It was a once in a lifetime experience for many of our Buddies as they tried their hand at paddling a waka recently. (March 2)

Posted: Friday March 8, 2024

Sharing passion benefits others

Twenty vibrant patchwork quilts in a multitude of eye-catching designs and patterns will soon find a warm welcome in the homes of Southland families in need.

Posted: Friday March 8, 2024

Old friends and good times remembered

Village residents, board members, staff, former colleagues and old friends came together in February to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Peacehaven’s retirement village.

Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2024

Exciting new chapter for Vickery Court

Janet Stevens brings a wealth of experience in the aged care sector to her new role as an Enliven Southland care home manager.

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2024

Southlanders brighten Christmas for families in need

The community rallied behind Invercargill Central’s giving tree last year, donating more than 300 gifts to support Family Works’ Family Start families in need at Christmas.

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

Twirling their way to well-being

Residents in Presbyterian Support Southland's aged care homes are set to benefit from the Poi Rere project, thanks to an Age friendly fund grant.

Posted: Monday January 29, 2024

Changing the lives of Southland families

The needs of vulnerable Southland families are being met, a recent audit of Family Works Southland confirms.

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2024

H&J Smith's Christmas spirit lives on

There is more Christmas sparkle in Enliven’s care homes this year much to the delight of staff, residents and their families.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2023

Partnering with Invercargill Central to support Southland families in need this Christmas

There will be something special waiting under the Christmas tree for Southland children in need this year thanks to Invercargill Central partnering with Family Works.

Posted: Tuesday December 5, 2023

Nurse staffing levels on the rise

Congratulations to Reena Raju, Peacehaven Village’s most recently New Zealand-qualified registered nurse.

Posted: Thursday November 23, 2023

Increasing demand for specialist equipment

Enliven Southland has purchased much-needed specialist equipment designed to provide comfort to the most vulnerable patients in its care thanks to a trust’s generosity.

Posted: Monday November 13, 2023