Lovely lunchboxes

Back to school means back to preparing school lunches everyday. Try to get your kids involved in helping to make their lunch and talk about healthy options to include.

Posted: Thursday January 19, 2017

Back to school time

New teachers, making new friends and bullying. Going back to school isn’t always easy. We interviewed Claire, one of our Social Workers in Schools team, to get her advice on how to help your children prepare to go back to school, kindy or daycare.

Posted: Thursday January 19, 2017

The gift that keeps on giving 

Yesterday we received a donation of toys from Julie, a woman who had a great story we wanted to share.

Posted: Monday December 19, 2016

15 Ideas for enjoying time with your kids over the Christmas holidays

We asked our fantastic team of family/whānau workers for some tips on how to enjoy time with your kids over the festive season:

Posted: Tuesday December 13, 2016

North Otago welcomes much needed child services


Posted: Monday December 5, 2016

Ways you can help at Christmas

 We are now being asked – how can we support families over Christmas ?

Posted: Wednesday November 30, 2016

International Restorative Justice Week

November 20-27th marks Restorative Justice Week

Posted: Sunday November 20, 2016

Know that your child has the best start on their journey

We sat down with Anglican Family Care Team Leader, Nicky who gave her advice about how the Family Start Programme can help soon-to-be or new parents.

Posted: Tuesday November 1, 2016

Local Partnerships

In the last few months, Anglican Family Care has partnered with many groups and organisations in our local community and participated in a range of events.

Posted: Thursday October 20, 2016


Let us not forget our past – it is timely to reflect on where we have come from. 

Posted: Thursday October 20, 2016

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