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Southlanders benefit from $2m ILT support over 25 years

ILT has recently confirmed funding to a total of $138,750 to support the work of Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) and its service brand Family Works. This signals over 25 years of ongoing support to PSS and over $2 million dollars in grant funding.

Posted: Monday May 22, 2023

Playing his part in club's rich history

Did you know we have a former Southland rugby rep in our midst?

Posted: Wednesday May 17, 2023

Mystery destination a hit with coffee clubbers

Not knowing where they were going or what they would do when they got there, a 37-strong contingent of intrepid SupportLink Gore coffee clubbers boarded a bus and headed out on the road last week. (Wednesday, March 1)

Posted: Wednesday March 8, 2023

Little Buddy becomes a Big Buddy, a legacy of impact

The experience of being a Little Buddy had such a profound impact on Gemma Wells-Todd's young life that as an adult she was determined to give back.

Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2023

Helping families put food on the table

Family Works and KiwiHarvest have formed a welcome partnership at a time when putting food on the table is becoming increasingly difficult for families.

Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2023

New palette for Peacehaven's dementia garden

Art panels which had once surrounded the Invercargill CBD development have been given a new lease on life for the benefit of Southlanders living with dementia.

Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2023

Community project benefits Southland migrants

As Southland’s migrant population continues to grow and diversify, Family Works has initiated a community project to explore ways for migrant families and service providers to more easily access the social services they need.

Posted: Friday March 3, 2023

Connecting with others for well-being

Older people living on their own in Invercargill can once again connect with others through Enliven’s SupportLink service.

Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2023

Wakatipu Buddy Programme in the spotlight

There is a great article in the Lakes Weekly Bulletin this week about the Wakatipu Buddy Programme.

Posted: Wednesday February 8, 2023

Introducing our new CEO/Kaiwhakahaere

Community is at the heart of what motivates Presbyterian Support Southland’s new chief executive Matt Russell, personally and professionally.

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Southland

Despite the rising cost of living, Southlanders dug deep to support Family Works’ Christmas appeals last year, ensuring families in need were able to enjoy the festive season.

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023

Resthaven's birthday girls celebrate

There must be a secret elixir of life in the water at Gore’s Resthaven care home - or is chocolate the answer?

Posted: Friday January 27, 2023

New pastoral care coordinator brings comfort, hope and aroha to the role

Enliven Southland’s new pastoral care coordinator Shirley Keen has swapped welcoming visitors into her home-based hospitality business for visiting others in their homes, but her core values of providing care and comfort to others remain her focus.

Posted: Thursday January 26, 2023

Parenting course coming to Mossburn

Strengthen your family relationships this year and join our Incredible Years parenting programme in Mossburn next month.

Posted: Monday January 16, 2023

Overseas nurses follow their hearts to Southland

Swapping high-pressured hospital roles for the intensive care for Invercargill’s elderly has been a welcome change for two of Invercargill’s newest migrant nurse recruits.

Posted: Sunday January 15, 2023

Secret to a long and happy marriage revealed

Surely there must be a secret to making a marriage lasting 70 years.

Posted: Monday December 12, 2022

Putting a smile on a child's face through the joy of reading.

Southland children in need are set to receive the precious gift of a new book this Christmas thanks to Kiwi Christmas Books.

Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2022

Pou Tohutohu Ahurea Māori appointed to Presbyterian Support Southland

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has welcomed full-time Pou Tohutohu Ahurea Māori - Cultural Advisor Michelle Ryland into the role, marking a new step in the charitable trust’s cultural journey.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

New outdoor space enhances dementia residents' well-being

Staff and residents are set to benefit from Peacehaven's dementia unit's new outdoor area in more ways than one.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

Taking a stand against violence towards women

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has put a stake in the ground, taking a stand against violence towards woman.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022