Canterbury Men's Centre

Donald Pettitt

Manager

info@canmen.org.nz

03 940 9487

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About us

We help men improve their lives. We have an interview with them and talk to them about options to improve their lives.

If a man wants counselling with us, we arrange the best counsellor we have.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Manager can use NZSL.

The Manager, Donald Pettitt (sign name 'singer') worked at Deaf Aotearo for 4 years and can sign.
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CCS Disability Action, Canterbury West Coast

Jonathan Mackie

Team Leader, Adult Services Team

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Ph: 03 741 3273,
Text: 021 998 541

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  • Christchurch Office
  • Call: 03 365 5661 or Call free: 0800 227 2255
  • Fax: 03 372 9507
  • email: canterbury@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
  • 224 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
    PO Box 1506, Riccarton, Christchurch 8140

About us

Canterbury West Coast branch

Support and services we can offer you:

- Supported lifestyles services
- Transition services
- Employment and vocational services
- Supported (independent) living services
- Mobility parking
- Total mobility (taxi vouchers)
- Disability awareness and education
- Community development

The main office is in Christchurch and there are satellite offices in Kaikoura, Rangiora, Ashburton, Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika. We employ over 60 people in full and part-time positions and provide support and services to around 1,000 people and families.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We currently employ 5 Staff who are Deaf/ hearing impaired, we have access to NZSL interpreters if needed and have staff who are currently training in NZSL.
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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)

Christine Brennan

Disability Services Co-ordinator

brennanc@cpit.ac.nz

03 940 8364 thru NZ Relay 0800 4 877 877

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About us

CPIT provides quality tertiary education to thousands of students each year across a variety of different fields.

We pride ourselves on our hands-on, skill-based programmes that prepare students for the real world. CPIT has a range of support services which assist students to achieve their study goals.

CPIT's unique approach to applied education and strong partnerships with industry enhance career opportunities for graduates.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Over the years, a number of Deaf students have successfully studied and achieved their qualification at CPIT.

Students' needs are assessed on an individual basis in relation to course requirements and support (including NZSL interpreters) will be provided within the available resources at the time.

Deaf people who are interested in studying at CPIT should make sure they contact CPIT early to check out the availability of appropriate support.

Course Information - info@cpit.ac.nz
Information abour support, including NZSL support - contact Christine.
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LifeLinks

Ray Williamson

williamsonr@lifelinks.co.nz

03 3659593 ext 123 or 0274399680

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About us

LifeLinks are contracted to provide needs assessment and service coordination for people with an intellectual, physical and/or sensory disability; plus, needs assessment and service coordination to people with mental health and/or addiction issues if referred by a specialist mental health service.
 
The process of assessment is client-focused, non-clinical, utilising a strength-based, social/community model.
 
Self referral is acceptable under disability or via any support agency or medical professional.

Professional Association
Membership References

Members of : NZIM, CECC (Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce), Institute of Directors, EEO Trust, Nasca (Needs Assessment Service Coordination Association)

How are we Deaf friendly?

LifeLinks utilises interpreters and communicators on an as needed basis from Deaf Aotearoa.
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Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service

Claire Raisin (Christchurch)

Specialist Deaf Advocate

Email clairer@hdc.org.nz

Text 027 289 6419

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  • Anna Dubbelt (Auckland)
  • Donna Allan (Wellington)
  • txt: (Auckland) 027 289 6423
  • txt: (Wellington) 027 2334905
  • Fax: 0800 2 SUPPORT / 0800 2787 7678
  • email: Email and Skype (Auckland) annadu@hdc.org.nz
  • email: Email and Skype (Wellington) dallan@hdc.org.nz

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Advocates assist people with making sure their rights are respected. They help consumers to resolve complaints about health or disability services.  An advocate is on the side of consumers. This means the advocate will:



- listen to your concerns

- give you information about your rights

- help you to explore the options available, including ways to make a complaint

- support you in the actions you decide to take to resolve your concerns

- give you practical support, such as helping to write a letter or accompanying you to a resolution meeting with the provider

- give you guidance and information on self-advocacy

How are we Deaf friendly?

Although they will be responding to enquiries and assisting consumers to resolve complaints, the most significant part of the role of the Deaf advocates will be networking and providing education sessions.



The education sessions for health and disability providers will focus on such areas as understanding Deaf culture, communicating effectively with Deaf consumers and dealing respectfully with them. The  Code of Rights will provide  the framework for meeting the rights of the Deaf community using these services.



As well as education about their rights, self advocacy sessions will be provided to Deaf consumers to enable them to develop skills to advocate on their own behalf when matters of concern are outside the advocate's jurisdiction.  The advocate is able to act as a mentor and sounding board for a consumer advocating for themselves.
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NZCare Group Ltd

Karen Rickerby

Area Manager, Christchurch South

Karen.rickerby@nzcaregroup.co.nz

03-379-1602

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About us

NZCare works mainly with people with intellectual disability, some of whom also have physical and sensory impairments. We are also contracted by MSD to provide a service for young people and we have a service for people with neurological diseases, mainly Huntingtons. We offer residential homes and vocational services.

We are part of a nationwide organisation, Healthcare NZ.

Professional Association
Membership References

We employ 3 Health Advisors in Christchurch who are all registered nurses.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

We are audited regularly for our MOH contract. We are approved under Section 396 to work with children and young people. We have a national quality team and a clinical governance team that oversee all quality aspects of our practice.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We support a number of people in our services who are Deaf.  We have been involved in NZSL training for staff to provide them with the tools to communicate well with the people they are supporting.  We also work with Deaf Aotearoa to ensure people are linking in to the Deaf community if they wish to.
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Relax and Be Radiant

Jill Penn

021 269 7424

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I give Reiki or massage.

The massage I give is for relaxation, a great way to reduce stress and feel good. (My massage is gentle; for relaxation, not deep tissue massage).

Reiki is a Japanese, hands on healing. It is good for:-
  • healing after surgery or injury
  • feeling calm, sleeping well at night
  • feeling happier when depressed or sad
  • reducing stress

Professional Association
Membership References

Reiki NZ

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Annette Hobby Massage Tutor - Christchurch & Gilly Rae Head Massage Tutor - Melbourne

How are we Deaf friendly?

Level 2 NZSL

Bookings can be made by text message or email.

I have many Deaf friends.
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TalkLink Trust South Island

Pariya Behnami

Speech Language Therapist and Senior Clinician

pariya.behnami@talklink.org.nz

03 374 9222 or 0800 825 554

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About us

TalkLink is a specialist assessment service that aims to identify assistive technology options to help with speaking, writing, learning and controlling the environment. The service also prepares funding applications (where applicable) for clients to be provided with their own equipment and to provide training in the use of the equipment.

Anybody who has a disability and has difficulty communicating through speaking, writing, learning and/or controlling their environment can use the service.

We are a national organisation with offices in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Professional Association
Membership References

Assistive Technology Alliance of NZ (ATANZ), New Zealand Speech Language Therapy Association, Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Equipment Modification Service Accreditation in the area of Communication Assistive Technology – Level 1 and 2

How are we Deaf friendly?

We are Deaf friendly in that we aim to present information in visual ways.

We are connected to the Deaf community by having a Deaf staff member who is an invaluable member of the team. She provides us with training on NZSL and advice in how to best engage with Deaf clients and the community.

Our therapists use some NZSL and Makaton sign during their work and as part of their recommendations to clients and teams.

We work with a variety of clients who are Deaf or have varying degrees of hearing impairments as well as other co-occurring conditions such as vision, speech, motor and cognitive impairments.

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Webhealth

Julie Noster

julie@linkage.co.nz

07 857 1585

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About us

Webhealth (Linkage Limited) is a product of Linkage Ltd is an online health and social service provider directory we believe having access to health and social services means healthy, connected communities.

Webhealth has been optimised to be easily used by people to find information about a service that meets their most urgent need. If they would rather not type in words to find a result, they can navigate the menus by simply clicking or touching on icons and using filters.

My Linkage is an unique feature of the site where people can log in to create and manage live lists of Webhealth service providers.

It includes a community notice board that shows jobs or opportunities, events and notices.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We advertise on any Deaf services.
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