Val's Story of Being a Caregiver

As a respite carer, you can make a huge, positive difference to a child’s life. Caregiver Val shares her story and explains what makes caregiving so worthwhile.

Posted: Thursday October 20, 2016


Anglican Family Care supported Alison to have some time out.

Posted: Thursday October 20, 2016

Oamaru Welcomes Anglican Family Care Programme

Last week Anglican Family Care and Child, Youth and Family (CYFs) came together to welcome Family Start, a new social services programme in North Otago. 

Posted: Monday October 17, 2016

Press Release - Budgeting Services

Posted: Monday October 17, 2016

Helen brings pre–loved clothes back to life for Otago children

Last week Anglican Family Care received a range of children’s jumpers and booties knitted by Helen from Dunedin.

Posted: Wednesday October 12, 2016

Many hands make light work.

Child poverty affects one in five children, whose basic needs of warmth, food, adequate clothing, good health and opportunities for education are not being met.

Posted: Tuesday May 31, 2016

315 Euro Hotel helps people in need.

In response to a call from Anglican Family Care, 315 Euro hotel in Dunedin has provided us with a generous donation of soaps, shampoos and lotion bottles.

Posted: Wednesday May 11, 2016

My daughter is able to talk more about how things and people make her feel, she is not angry anymore.  I am also more aware of her feelings.  I have told other parents how useful OCEANS has been for our family - Parent.

Posted: Tuesday April 26, 2016

This programme has been excellent for my son, he his much more relaxed and happy at home and he is not sad and uptight anymore.  This is a wonderful way for children to express and let their feelings out and I definitely recommend this class if your child is struggling with grief.  Even teachers have noticed the change in my sons behaviour.  I am so thankful OCEANS could help my son - Parent

Posted: Tuesday April 26, 2016

The Changing Landscape

This article focuses on the very volatile and changing landscape of the social services sector for 2016.

Posted: Tuesday March 15, 2016

A Head Start on Life

“You’ve got to stay positive or you’ll end up in a deep dark hole” - Alesha

Posted: Tuesday March 15, 2016

Support needed in North Otago

Late last year Anglican Family Care was approached by Anglican Care South Canterbury, to see if we would consider delivering the OCEANS Grief and Loss Programme in Oamaru.

Posted: Monday March 14, 2016

Donate Now

Please consider making a donation today. We appreciate your support.

Posted: Tuesday March 1, 2016

Bathgate Park School - Toy Donation

THANK YOU to the Uenuku students at Bathgate Park School for their donation of toys for children at Christmas.

Posted: Tuesday December 8, 2015

“Counselling gave me the tools to help myself, and move from feeling pretty low to being able to face each day with more optimism. Until I started counselling, I didn’t realise how much stress I was under and how this affected my three young children. Life can be chaotic and demanding, but I realised that spending a little time for myself has helped me and my family tremendously. I now live with hope for a brighter future, and my children are happier too"

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

“I was in a very difficult place in my life, but counselling helped me more than I could have imagined. My counsellor really understood me, and helped me to deal with my problems in a more constructive way. Counselling helped me to focus on getting my life back on track, and for that I am really grateful"

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

Thank you Choose Kids!

We'd like thank Choose Kids,  for the Stationery Drive recently organised on campus for local Dunedin Schools. We were so impressed with the terrific response from students who donated 979 stationery items, such as pens, pencils, folders, paper and printers.  The stationery collected has been distributed to eight Dunedin Schools, including the six schools Anglican Family Care works with though the Social Workers in Schools Programme.

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

 "I would recommend counselling to anyone. It has given me the ability to see my strengths, and confidence to make new choices. I am now in control of my life, and feel better than I have felt in a long time. Counselling also helped my family because I am now more positive and relaxed with them” 

Posted: Monday November 30, 2015

White Ribbon Riders Say No to Family Violence

Riding their Harley motorcycles to raise awareness, the bikers arrived at The Warehouse Café in South Dunedin for breakfast this morning ready to make some noise. This group is touring New Zealand over a period of about nine days with the agenda of getting people to talk about family violence. The White Ribbon Ride occurs every November when riders pick up support throughout towns in the North and South Islands.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2015

Not Letting the Holidays Put You into Debt

This is the time of year when many families overspend and end up in financial debt. Oftentimes the true realisation of their situation comes too late as fees and interest have already accumulated. Anglican Family Care’s Budget Advisor, Fiona, says that families can stop the cycle of debt and have a more enjoyable Christmas.

Posted: Sunday November 15, 2015