Social Services Waimakariri

Social Services Waimakariri is an independent advisory group that provides a forum for invited social sector community providers and partners from local and central government to:

  • Identify, prioritise, and respond to emerging social and health issues
  • Identify opportunities for collaborative responses
  • Encourage collaboration among social and health service providers in Waimakariri District
  • Provide information and advice to the Council on social and health service needs and gaps in the district
  • Act as an information channel between the community and the Council.

The collaborative of Social Services Waimakariri exists to develop, enhance and coordinate service responses to health and social issues relevant to our community.

This is accomplished by providing:

  • A strategic focus on community outcomes and building capacity
  • Strong leadership in collaboration, advocacy, innovation and project activity
  • Encouraging shared decision-making across the whole community, in a way that is well connected to the community, social service providers, Ngai Tuahuriri, local and central government.

Our aim is to create 'A healthy community full of active, happy and successful people'. The Social Services Charter  (pdf, 104.4 KB) provides more information about the visions and objectives of Social Services Waimakariri.

Parenting support and information

Social Services Waimakariri put out a brochure every term covering children's and young people's activities and programmes, parenting programmes, support services and counselling services.

Mental Health Focus Group

The Mental Health Focus Group is committed to facilitating the best possible mental health outcomes for the people of Waimakariri.

The goal is to increase cooperation and collaboration between service providers in the district, and identify gaps and propose solutions in service provisions. 

Social Isolation Working Party

In 2012 Social Services Waimakariri identified social connections as a growing need across the district. This group is action-oriented with a self-identified mandate to support existing initiatives within the community to address social isolation.

Contact

Project Facilitator
Social Services Waimakariri
C/- Ministry of Social Development
4 High Street, Rangiora 7400
Phone: 03 909 0486
Mobile: 022 317 7660
Email: sswfacilitator@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sswaimakariri.co.nz/