family support in the upper clutha
Our Connection Café on December 9 2021 – Family Support in the Upper Clutha – was a great success, with around 40 mums, tamariki, service providers and volunteers in attendance. We heard from WellSouth about breastfeeding education and the Wānaka Well, free health improvement services available at the local medical centres, and how to stay well with Te Hau Toka guidance; plus Kim Shaw, Community Karitane for Plunket; Alex Weehuizen, founder of Precious Beginnings; and QLDC’s new programme coordinator for wellbeing, talking about the Summerdaze entertainment and activities programme. Community Networks’ Kate Murray also introduced our new Family Support Programme, a free volunteer-based service offering help to families with pre-school age children in the Upper Clutha.
A reminder that we’re accepting referrals and seeking volunteers for this programme – so if you know of a family who could benefit from a little extra help, or a caring individual with couple hours a week spare, get in touch.