Manchester House Social Services

9 March, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Community Groups

Manchester House Social Services

Manchester House Social Services is a walk-in social services organisation offering on-demand services to the Feilding community and surrounding Manawatu district.

Manchester House Social Services Society Incorporated is an Incorporated Society, registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Manchester House Social Services endeavours to provide non-judgemental, non-discriminatory, compassionate and caring support to those in need. Manchester House Social Services aims to be a leading Social Services organisation that, in partnership with Iwi and other Social Service providers, effectively and appropriately address the needs of individuals, families and our community.

Manchester House Social Services has on offer:

– An Alcohol and Drug Youth Worker

– A Financial Mentoring Service

– Counselling

– A Family Support Worker

– A Food Bank

– Information and Social Services Help Desk

– Manawatu Rural Support Service

– Mediation

– Court Ordered Supervised Contacts

– An Opportunity Shop

– A Parent Support Group (Young at Heart)

– After and Before School Care (ASAP)

– Senior Learning and Leisure Centre

– Social Work

– Taxi Mobility Vouchers

All of these services are vital to the community and people outside of the community.

The moment a person walks through our front doors, if needed, we are able to clothe, feed and offer them a variety of services to help improve the quality of their life. We have been operating successfully for over 40 years but now we need your help to continue doing what we do. We need your help to help others. Be a part of the change. Together we grow.

Funds raised will be used to allow Manchester House to continue doing all that it does for the community. Funds raised will be used to support the food bank, counselling services, social work services, budgeting services, our parenting group and the senior leisure and learning centre. Funds raised will allow for the continuation of an Alcohol and Drug Worker and a Family Support Worker.

Sales from the Manchester House Op Shop and That Little Shop in Bulls contributes funding towards our range of programmes.

The New Zealand Government funds 33% of our services. That means throughout the year we have to find 67% of our funding ourselves. As a vital part of the Manawatu, Manchester House is struggling to keep up with the demand presented as the homelessness and unemployment figures continue to raise throughout New Zealand. We are extremely under-funded but we refuse to stop offering our services.

How you can help….
Donate goods to the Food Bank or Op-Shop
Donate time as a helper
Donate on their Give a Little Page