Family Services

Anglican Care Waiapu’s Family Services are focused on the welfare and needs of the family and whānau and provide a range of services which include: counselling, social work, youth development, budget advice, community education, parenting advice, and Social Worker in Schools (SWiS) workers.

We have qualified and registered social workers and counsellors that operate from our Family Service centres and Whānau Aroha services which are placed amongst high needs and high risk areas. These services aim to foster good health and well being and are achieving positive outcomes in their grass roots work with whānau and families.

We have youth development programmes in Papamoa and Central Hawke’s Bay and qualified budget advice services in most centres. We offer community education and parenting advice in conjunction with our social work and counselling services.

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Anglican Care Waiapu provides highly qualified and registered counsellors that provide family and whanau counselling, child counselling and are also specialists in high need/high risk case work.

Social Work

Trained and registered Social Workers, specialising in the care and protection of children are focused on the needs of children, but also ensure that the family and whanau are central to the care. Anglican Care Waiapu social workers are particularly well qualified to look after especially vulnerable children and are supervised by our Practice Leader (Social Work).

Youth Development

Anglican Care Waiapu holds Ministry of Social Development contracts to provide outcomes for at risk youth. We have youth programmes based at Central Hawke’s Bay Family Services and Papamoa Family Services.

Budget Advice

Our trained budget advisors have positive relationships with clients who require assistance with developing good budgeting and money management skills.

Community Education

Anglican Care Waiapu provides community education at Family Service centres that are responsive to the needs of the local community. This training may be in cooking, budgeting, household management, presentation for work or parenting skills.

Parenting Advice

Parenting can be tough work. At Anglican Care Waiapu we are able to provide good, sensible and practical advice to parents at all stages of their children’s lives.

Social Workers in Schools

Anglican Care Waiapu has two social workers in schools who are based at Tararua Family Services. This service is accessible through the local schools.