Presbyterian Support South Canterbury is the largest provider of a broad range of social services in South Canterbury. Including Enliven Aged Care Services and Family Works.
Our vision is for our community to be strong, vibrant, safe and healthy. This vision will be achieved when children, families and adults regardless of age live a safe, productive and meaningful life, working together to support each other to reach their full potential.
We aim to be one of South Canterbury’s leading providers of social services working tirelessly to achieve our mission and vision which are the foundation stones of our recognized philosophies:
- “The Eden Alternative” for our Enliven Residential and Community services
- “Powerful Families” for children, young persons, adults and their families through our Family Works service.
- Restorative focus for our Enliven Community Based Service
The core values and beliefs that underpin our work and service to the people of South Canterbury derive from over 100 years of our history and heritage – “Supporting people with quality care and Christian love”
Our Enliven retirement and aged care facilities provide the full range of options, from retirement village complexes through to rest homes, hospital care and specialist dementia care. Enliven rest homes are; The Croft (Park Lane Timaru), Margaret Wilson (Seddon St Timaru) and Wallingford (Cass St Temuka).
Home Support, Community First & Day programmes
Our Enliven Home Support services enable quality of life and independence with restorative packages of care, with eligible clients receiving funded support for personal cares and household tasks.
Community First provides in home care for clients assessed as eligible for rest home, dementia or hospital level care.
At our Enliven Day Centre, day activity programmes enable elders living in the community to enjoy socialising with others, building new friendships and sharing old times. This is also an opportunity for families and carers to take time out.
Designed specifically for clients diagnosed with dementia, our Saturday Club Day Activity Programme is run by staff qualified and experienced in this field. Family members and friends are welcome to join in at any time during the day.
Family Works provides strengths-based services offering support and opportunities for change. Social work and counselling services include family focused social work, social workers in schools, and counselling for young people and adults.
Programmes offered include a range of parenting programmes from birth right through to teenagers, specifically designed programmes for women and children, Family violence programmes, a Buddy Mentoring Programme and much more.