Thank you to everyone who joined us on our Riverstone Castle Tour in February. It was a stunning day, filled with fun, laughter, and delicious food.

Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2020


Jill Tosswill, from the Central Otago Team, heads off into retirement this month. Vicki McDermott, Team Leader Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes Anglican Family Care – (AFC) sat down over a cuppa and asked her for a few reflections of her time working for AFC.

Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2020


Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2020


What a challenging 2020 it has been so far - for all of us. As we shift into winter it is encouraging to reflect on the way New Zealanders have banded together in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2020

Thank You

We have had some amazing donations from our supporters recently:

Posted: Tuesday June 2, 2020


From time to time we are asked if there is anything specific that we need extra help with.

Posted: Monday June 1, 2020

From the desk of Mike Williams: An update from our General Manager

I hope the very slight relaxing of restrictions over the past fortnight has allowed some of you to branch out a little further from your homes. Perhaps a walk on the beach or at a park, reconnections with family or someone close to you as you expand your respective bubbles to include other essential people in your lives. It is reassuring to think that we may be entering Alert Level 2 very soon and at Anglican Family Care we are already in the advanced stages of making plans to ensure we have a safe transition back to our offices in Dunedin, Oamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra and Wanaka. Much still depends on the announcement of the Government on Monday 11 May and the safety measures required to undertake work such as ours safely.

Posted: Friday May 8, 2020

An update from the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

As you will all know by now New Zealand moves to National Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm next Monday 27 April - a welcome progression in the government’s plan to eliminate COVID-19. This update in status will not mean any immediate change for Anglican Family Care. Our staff will continue to work from their homes and provide support to whānau and tamariki through phone/video calls, texting and emails, which continue to temporarily replace the usual home visits. Our communication channels will remain open, and we are still responding to new referrals and working to support Otago families.

Posted: Friday April 24, 2020

From the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

Just over three weeks ago, Anglican Family Care (as with the rest of the country) had to respond to a rapidly changing landscape as the Government implemented its COVID-19 response. As most of our work with whānau and tamariki is done in their homes, and face to face, our staff needed to adapt quickly to a new way of working. And while we wait with some optimism to see what a potential change in the National Alert System might mean for us, the work goes on.

Posted: Thursday April 16, 2020

A message from our General Manager, Mike Williams

As we pass the halfway point of the initial four-week lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and head into the Easter break, I thought I would share an update on how Anglican Family Care is continuing to work.

Posted: Thursday April 9, 2020

An update from our General Manager, Mike Williams

Since my last message a week ago, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the work we are all doing at Anglican Family Care in keeping connected to our clients, whānau and communities. Our mission and purpose hasn’t changed - it is actually now more than ever extremely essential.

Posted: Friday April 3, 2020

An important message from our General Manager, Mike Williams

Kia ora koutou, The Prime Minister's recent announcement on measures taken to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on normal life for all in our communities. This includes Anglican Family Care and the services we provide.

Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2020

Because of You... Families Are Stronger

For many of the families we support, the reality of financial hardship, poor mental health, harmful relationships, drug and alcohol issues contribute to a breakdown in social, health and whanau wellbeing. A poverty of spirit. A loss of hope. And we are often charged with intervening in the chaos and helping to shape an alternative future with families.

Posted: Monday March 2, 2020

Riverstone Castle Tour & Lunch

29 February 2020

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Long-Standing Community Relationship is Now Exposed

Since 2011, Carbase/Dunedin Kia has helped us procure quality used vehicles for our fleet all on a tight budget. It has been important that the vehicles have been comfortable and safe for both our staff, as well as the children and families which we support.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Wanaka Community Hubs opens

Pictured are Vicki our Central Otago Team Leader, with Social Worker Rebecca, who recently celebrated taking up residency in Wanaka's new Community Hub, located at 40 McDougall Street, Wanaka.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Caregiving

Viv Robb has been a caregiver for Anglican Family Care for 10 years and we took the opportunity to thank her on behalf of the many families she has supported over this time.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Because of You... Families Are Thriving

In this summer edition of Community Connect, we talked to Kaiya about her engagement and experience with the nationally recognised voluntary Family Start programme, delivered throughout Otago.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

New Practice Manager Appointed

October saw the end of an era with the departure of our long-standing Practice Manager, Kathy.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Street Appeal Update

Thank you to all our volunteers who made our Street Appeal such a success on Friday. Teams from Ray White Dunedin, Roslyn Pharmacy, St Hilda's Collegiate School, St Paul's Cathedral, and St Mark's Balclutha joined us and others at sites across Dunedin and Balclutha, with Concord School and Carisbrook School hosting a mufti day to raise over $3,000 to support Otago whānau.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019