Presbyterian Support is one of the largest providers of social services in New Zealand. We work with older people, people with disabilities, families at risk, children and youth. Through our seven regions, we provide residential care, home care, community care and support, activity programmes, social work, counselling, foster care, food banks, budgeting and parenting advice and advocacy. Many services are offered under Enliven and Family Works brands. Presbyterian Support is independent from the Presbyterian Church, but shares a common heritage. Our services are offered to all in the community, regardless of race, beliefs or background.
Presbyterian Support Northern is a social services charity which delivers services across the northern region Whangarei to Taupo to help support everyday New Zealanders as they face life’s challenges. Our Family Works Northern services help families meet difficult situations and make positive changes, using the strengths and resources they already have. Our aim is for every child to thrive and for every family to flourish. Through our Enliven Maximising Independence services we assist people with injuries or older people with goal-based support to help maximise their independence.
Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) delivers $11 million worth of vital social services throughout the East Coast region, with the help of 220 staff and over 200 volunteers.
PSEC provides counselling, social work and parenting programmes for children and families subjected to poverty and family violence through its Family Works service; It also delivers a wide range of services, support and programmes for elderly and disabled people through its Enliven Older People and Enliven Disability services.
Although some government funding is received, PSEC is responsible for raising the $1.6 million shortfall to ensure that these services remain free to the people who need them most.
Presbyterian Support Central is one of the largest, most respected not for profit organisations in New Zealand. Presbyterian Support Central has been providing services to meet the social needs of New Zealanders in your community for over 100 years. Underpinned by Christian values, we support some of the most vulnerable members of our society. We provide services to anyone who needs them, regardless of their background or religious beliefs. Each year, Presbyterian Support Central supports over 8000 people in the lower North Island.
Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island) is a large social service agency working for a just society. Our services are targeted to support children, families, and older people to flourish and make connections in their community. We work in a holistic way and adapt to individual and community needs, providing wrap around services to people of all different backgrounds and religious beliefs. Our family works services include social work, counselling, youth services, KINECT supported accommodation, family dispute resolution, mentoring, and parenting group programmes. Our Enliven services include falls prevention programmes, in-home support, day activity programmes, and social work.
Established in 1918 Presbyterian Support South Canterbury is the largest social services provider in the region spending around $12 million dollars a year helping support people of all ages, employing over 350 employees and 140 volunteers. Our vision is for our community to be strong, vibrant, safe and healthy. Our Aged Care residential care and community based services are provided for approximately 1000 clients a year. Family Works provide a wide range of services for over 1200 parents, older people, children and youth each year.
Whether it be a family needing food on the table, children dealing with conflict and loss, young people seeking guidance with employment options, or older people in retirement, Presbyterian Support Otago has a wide range of flexible services available to assist them. Motivated by our Christian heritage and in partnership with others, we work across the generations for positive change, strong families and healthy communities, regardless of background or religious belief. We offer a stable, responsible, accountable funding platform that resources on-going services and programmes.
Established in 1919, PS Southland employs over 450 staff, mainly providing residential services for older people and a Supportlink service involving volunteers who help older folk living in their own homes. PS Southland also operates Family Works services across Southland, which covers a broad range of services for children, young people and their families. Annual cost of services for older people is around $16 million, and $3m for Family Works. Most of our $18.5 million income comes from residential care charges and government service contracts, however we still need to raise around $1.1 million from bequests, donations and trust funders.