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Advocacy

Age Concern Hastings

 

We are an organisation that advocates quality of life for older people and promotes active positive ageing.
We are available Monday to Friday 9.30 - 3.30 for information and assistance with a wide range of age related queries and we offer the following social activities - sit and be fit sessions, fortnightly lunches, indoor bowls, rummikub, cards and housie afternoons as well as a foot care clinic once a month at very reasonable cost.
We also provide services such as Ezee meals and Lifetubes.

All Age Concern branches have knowledge of their local area and can provide information about services that are available for older people.
A range of services and health promotion activities are provided locally by Age Concerns in Hastings, CHB, Napier, Havelock North and Flaxmere.

Contact Person: 
Ruth Lockley
Address: 
<p>415 Heretaunga St East (opposite New World Supermarket) P.O. Box 185 Hastings</p>
Phone: 
06 870 9060

Age Concern - Havelock North

Working together to promote the quality of life and wellbeing of older people.

Community Group Types Community Group Types Status Details Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes Being available to talk over worries and concerns with members. Advocacy within families and communities. Referral to appropriate pastoral care.
Community Organisations Yes Seminars that are primarily beneficial to older people are offered twice a year. Advocacy with family members or professionals. Arranging transport to important appointments and venues.
Fitness and Recreation Yes A monthly outing of interest to older people. A monthly community lunch at a nominal rate. Social morning tea every Tuesday and Friday morning.
Updated: 2 Feb 2010

Description Currently situated in the hall of St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Age Concern comprises of a community worker Ria Kersjes 30 hours a week and Administrator Jenny Pearce 30 hours weekly A small band of loyal volunteers enhance the work of Age Concern
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Special Features The office is open Monday - Friday 9- 3pm for enquiries.

The Communirty Worker is available for consultations at the Centre on a Tuesday morning 9.30 - 11.30am.

Other CommunityServices may include, arranging a regular, companion visitor (AVS Accreditied Visiiting Service) Total Mobility Assessment for Taxi discount vouchers. Advocacy with family members or professionals.Transport to important appointments or venues.Monthly outing and community lunch at nominal rate. Tai Chi Classes.

Being available to listen to concerns of members.
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Languages Spoken Language Status Details Afrikaans Yes Community Worker has a working knowledge of Afrikaans.
Dutch Yes Community Worker is Dutch in origin. Has completely retained her Dutch language and many Dutch customs.
English Yes Administrator and volunteers speaker fluent and comprehensive English.
German Yes Community Worker speaks and comprehends fluent German.
Updated: 16 Nov 2008

Companionship Companionship Self Funded Subsidised After Hours
Lunch No Yes No Once or twice a month a community lunch is provided to members for a nominal rate. Currently $12. Held at the Age Concern Centre within St Columba's Church Te Mata Road, Havelock North.
Club/Drop in Centre No Yes No Tuesdays for Community Worker consultations and Fridays for Morning Tea Social Group
Visiting Service No Yes No Ria the Community Worker's role is to visit people, assess them and put into place services that may be required.
Activities/Exercise Programme No Yes No Friday morning is social morning tea mornings. Monthly community lunch. Monthly outing. Sit to be Fit' classes start at 10.45am for a small charge. Tai Chi Classes starting soon
Other Social Support No Yes No Advocacy, transport, visiting service, assessment for taxi discounts, monthly general shopping. Transport applies to areas outside Havelock North eg Hastings.

Contact Person: 
Carol Winters
Address: 
St Columba's Church Hall, Cnr. St. Columba's Way and Te Mata Road P.O. Box 8733 Havelock North
Phone: 
06 877 6488

Public Health Association

The PHA is a voluntary association that takes a leading role in promoting public health and influencing public policy.

Our goal is to improve the health of all New Zealanders by progressively strengthening the organised efforts of society by being an informed collaborative and strong advocate for public health.

Address: 
P O Box 11-243 Manners Street Wellington New Zealand
Phone: 
04 472 3060
Email: 

Peoples Advocacy Society Inc

The society assists citizens, ensuring they are receiving their full benefit eligibility. We can advocate for you on your behalf.

Open every day from 9 am-2 pm, no appointments needed, information and advice is free of charge

Contact Person: 
Carol Olsen
Address: 
Community House Level 1 62 Raffles Street Napier Postal Address PO Box 1106 Napier
Phone: 
06 834 0206
Email: 

New Zealand Audiological Society

Mission Statement of the New Zealand Audiological Society:
The New Zealand Audiological Society promotes excellence in hearing care, for all New Zealanders, by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy and education.

Address: 
PO Box 9724 Newmarket Auckland,1149
Phone: 
0800 625 166

Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

1. What is an advocate?

Advocates assist people with making sure their rights are respected. They help consumers to resolve complaints about health or disability services. They operate independently of government agencies, the Health and Disability Commissioner, and the funders of health and disability services. Advocates aren't investigators or mediators, nor do they make decisions on whether there has been a breach of the Code - they're there to support you, encourage you to take action (including making a complaint) and to help you resolve your concerns.

2. What exactly does an advocate do?

An advocate is on the side of consumers. This means the advocate will:

* listen to your concerns
* give you information about your rights
* help you to explore the options available, including ways to make a complaint
* support you in the actions you decide to take to resolve your concerns
* give you practical support, such as helping to write a letter or accompanying you to a resolution meeting with the provider
* give you guidance and information on self-advocacy, if you wish to deal with the matter yourself.

Phone: 
0800 555 050

Information 4 Disability

Provides information about groups and organisations relating to disability. Maintains a comprehensive and up to date listing of such organisations. Also has information about equipment and services that are available in Hawkes Bay and throughout New Zealand, for people with a disability, their families and carers. This is a free service. We also have access to the Funding Information Service database. (FIS) and public computer access to the WEKA (What Everyone Keeps Asking- about disability) website.

Contact Person: 
Heather Robertson
Address: 
<p>Level 1 Community House 62 Raffles Street P.O.Box 506 Napier 4140</p>
Phone: 
06 835 0781
Email: 

Independant Community Elderly Services Hawkes Bay

Care and protection of the older person against abuse and neglect.

Education and advocacy for families and public.

Address: 
Postal Address 77 Masefield Ave, Napier 4110
Phone: 
06 843 7135

Idea- Intellectual Disability Empowerment In Action

This website is about living with intellectual disability in New Zealand.

IHC New Zealand Inc will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.Support for Family & Whanau

Address: 
104 Lyndon Rd. West Hastings Postal Address POBox 1120
Phone: 
06 870 7880

Huntington's Disease Association HB

The Association is a small voluntary organisation dependent on grants and donations. The support worker, Tanya Jeffcoat, provides support, advocacy and information to all those affected by HD whether they have the condition, or are at risk of inheriting it. Information is also provided to care-givers and professionals.

Support groups and carers groups are provided, as well as physical exercise classes and access to day programmes and informative talks and groups from time-to-time.

Address: 
P.O.Box 4211 Marewa Napier
Phone: 
06 835 3020

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