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Community Networks/LINK

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Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Community Networks/LINK is the Upper Clutha's one-stop community support and connection centre, supporting our growing community across the full wellbeing spectrum. We work to provide information and support; connect and collaborate; and build resilient community through development projects and cross-sector collaboration.

• We are a Heartlands Service centre, providing a gateway for the community to access free information and support from government agencies like MSD, WINZ, IRD; financial advisors; legal aid; and social work services.

• We coordinate community services like the Community Foodbank; JP services; Total Mobility Vouchers; Meals on Wheels and Wheels to Dunstan, our community bus service connecting locals to Dunstan and Dunedin hospitals.

• We offer financial assistance for one-off household costs through our Community Support Fund.

• We work alongside local social service providers and the community to identify and address gaps in provision; develop and support projects to meet community needs; and support community groups with advice and funding.

Ages

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua, Youth / Rangatahi

How do I access this service?

Contact us

We are open to the public 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays. You can call, email or pop in and see us.

Community Networks/LINK is located at the Wānaka Community Hub.

Address
34 McDougall Street, Wanaka 9305       

Phone
(03) 443 7799

Website
www.communitynetworks.co.nz

Email Office

Email Managers

 

Website / App

www.communitynetworks.co.nz

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (25 Mar), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

We can connect you to health professionals, support groups and local community support services, offer financial assistance with wellbeing, counseilling and health costs.

  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Support groups

We can connect you to health professionals, support groups and local community support services, offer financial assistance with wellbeing, counseilling and health costs. 

Advocacy
Budgeting and help with debt

If you’re struggling with financial worries, Community Networks/LINK can connect you with financial advisers who can provide confidential, non-judgemental guidance and support.

If you’re struggling with financial worries, Community Networks/LINK can connect you with financial advisers who can provide confidential, non-judgemental guidance and support.

Counselling

We can connect you to resources and support. The Community Support Fund provides financial assistance to individuals and whānau in the Upper Clutha and can help you with counselling costs that are not publicly funded.

We can connect you to resources and support. The Community Support Fund provides financial assistance to individuals and whānau in the Upper Clutha and can help you with counselling costs that are not publicly funded.

Education and training

We can provide referrals and information about skills courses such as IT training for Older People.

  • Skills courses

We can provide referrals and information about skills courses such as IT training for Older People.

Food support

We can provide access to a range of practical support to help you with day-to-day needs, including food parcels, vouchers and financial assistance with one-off household costs. Our Foodbank is located in our offices at the Wānaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street and is well-stocked with a variety of canned, non-perishable and fresh items including veges, milk, bread and meat. Opening hours: MONDAY: 1:00pm - 4:00pm WEDNESDAY: 11:00am - 2:00pm FRIDAY: 10:00am - 2:00pm We can provide access to a range of practical support to help you with day-to-day needs, including food parcels, vouchers and financial assistance with one-off household costs. Our Foodbank is located in our offices at the Wānaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street and is well-stocked with a variety of canned, non-perishable and fresh items including veges, milk, bread and meat. Opening hours: MONDAY: 1:00pm - 4:00pm WEDNESDAY: 11:00am - 2:00pm FRIDAY: 10:00am - 2:00pm

We can provide access to a range of practical support to help you with day-to-day needs, including food parcels, vouchers and financial assistance with one-off household costs.

Our Foodbank is located in our offices at the Wānaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street and is well-stocked with a variety of canned, non-perishable and fresh items including veges, milk, bread and meat.

Opening hours:

MONDAY: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

WEDNESDAY: 11:00am - 2:00pm

FRIDAY: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Senior services

Our 'Reconnecting Seniors' programme supports 'active aging', social participation and healthy lifestyles and encourages seniors to feel connected & involved in their local community. We can also provide information about support services for seniors including Meals on Wheels and assist with Total Mobility scheme applications.

Our 'Reconnecting Seniors' programme supports 'active aging', social participation and healthy lifestyles and encourages seniors to feel connected & involved in their local community.
We can also provide information about support services for seniors including Meals on Wheels and assist with Total Mobility scheme applications.

Social work

We have a registered Social Worker in our team who can provide short-term direct support for coping with a variety of issues like parenting, finances, and mental wellbeing; and if needed, connect you with the appropriate longer term resources. She is available by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Wānaka Community Hub. We can also provide referrals to a number of our local social services colleagues.

We have a registered Social Worker in our team who can provide short-term direct support for coping with a variety of issues like parenting, finances, and mental wellbeing; and if needed, connect you with the appropriate longer term resources. She is available by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Wānaka Community Hub.

We can also provide referrals to a number of our local social services colleagues.

Transport

We can arrange bookings with: Wheels to Dunstan (free car service to and from Dunstan & Dunedin Hospitals and the Alexandra Eye Clinic) St Johns shuttle to/from Dunedin Hospital ex Cromwell

We can arrange bookings with:

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Speak with women / wahine, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Central Lakes

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Wanaka Community Hub
34 McDougall Street
Wanaka
Otago 9305

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Street Address

Wanaka Community Hub
34 McDougall Street
Wanaka
Otago 9305

Postal Address

34 McDougall Street
Wanaka
Otago 9305

This page was last updated at 10:16AM on November 29, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Community Networks/LINK.