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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Parent Support Group

My name is Lillian Jarrett and 5 years ago I started a parent support group at Patricia Avenue School.

I am a parent of a young adult myself and have a great understanding of what is out in the community for families in need of assistance.

It is a group for parents and caregivers to share ideas, information, a time to share stories and concerns about your child and young adults. At the parent group we also have a time to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee meeting either at my home or at a café.

It would be nice to see some more families come along and help support the group.

If you are interested in coming along please ring Lillian on 021 067 4390

Care Services Trust

Care Services Trust is based at the Conductive Education Unit at Woodstock School on the corner of Anson Avenue and Fairfield Road.

Care Services Trust is an information and advocacy service for children up to the age of 16. It is a free service and we provide support for the whole family and services relating to any type or level of impairment which may be sensory, intellectual, physical, psychiatric or neurological.

Some of the services provide are:

  • Family Support Service
  • A support worker can talk to you in your own home or any preferred location
  • Information about services available in the community
  • Referral to other services
  • Assist with co-ordination of the services you might need or want
  • Advocacy to assist and support you in your dealings with agencies or individuals
  • Needs Assessments contracted to Disability Support Link for children and youth.

Care services aim is to provide a service focused on family strengths and wishes and to provide a service which is sensitive to families’ cultural needs. The Service acts in a way that assists families to strengthen and develop their support networks and will respect family and client rights.

Referrals to Care Services Trust is open to anyone who feel the need of the service; parents, whanau, professionals etc.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07 854 8984
Email careservices@xtra.co.nz

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