The guiding principles established by Richard Carr-Gomm remain at the heart of Abbeyfield New Zealand: “Abbeyfield is a voluntary effort by people of goodwill to assist older people to achieve a fulfilling way of life.
• that many older people suffer from loneliness and insecurity, finding it difficult to maintain a large house, and failing to cook themselves nutritious meals
• that older people have an important role to play in the lives of their families, friends and communities
• within each community, individuals can work together to help older people have a secure, comfortable life with the companionship of a small household.”
Each person is different. There isn’t one right answer. You, or a family member or friend may have noticed changes in your behaviour, a compulsive need to use alcohol or drugs, a sense of dependence upon alcohol or drugs. If you are unsure, it costs nothing to call the Helpline on 0800 787 797. Your call remains confidential. The Helpline, this website and the Treatment Directory are provided and maintained by Homecare Medical – a partnership between Pegasus Health and ProCare, two of New Zealand’s largest primary health networks.
We campaign for justice wherever it has been denied. We protect people, defending their right to freedom, truth and dignity. We do this by investigating and exposing abuses, educating and mobilising our global movement of supporters.
We providing art tuition for people of all ages with a broad range of special needs. Our vision is to support and encourage students to use artistic expression to communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Asylum seekers are people who, because of fear of persecution in their home countries, have crossed international borders in search of protection. No-one chooses to be an asylum seeker.
That is what we are here for – to provide safety, support and advocacy for all people who are driven to seek asylum, for any reason.
Do you have a passion for the arts? Want to make connections with like-minded arts-lovers and arts professionals? Are you enthusiastic and friendly? Do you enjoy taking part in free, fun and creative public activities?
Every year, Auckland Arts Festival seeks enthusiastic volunteers to work with us.
The Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects approximately 80,000 New Zealanders. The traits associated with autism span a wide spectrum and lead to a different way of seeing the world and interacting with others.
Autism New Zealand has worked continuously with the community to deliver thousands of educational programmes that increase public understanding of autism. We have assisted over 50,000 individuals and their family members to learn about autism and find the services they need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is: to make a positive difference in the lives of tamariki through strong and enduring, professionally supported, mentoring relationships.
Research highlights the powerful, positive and lasting impact that mentors can have on our young people.
Big Buddy works on the simple philosophy that boys develop more confidence and resilience when they have a positive male role model to look up to.