Community

How do I find out what social opportunities are in my community?

 Talk with people you know about community or church groups close to where you live

  • Contact your NASC service co-ordinator (Lifelinks) to discuss what options may be available in your community and if you require support to access any of these
  • Contact the Halberg Trust Sport Opportunity Advisor at Sport Canterbury or Special Olympics (see listings) who will help link you into a sport or physical activity that you are interested in. They may also be able to help you get funding for people under 20 to help cover the ‘extra’ costs needed to do an activity.

Websites are a great way to source information on what is happening in your local community and across the city. Here are just a few:

  • www.ccc.govt.nz and www.bethere.co.nz – Christchurch City Council
  • www.newzealanders.org – check our Latest News section (top of page)
  • www.cinch.org - CINCH (Community Information Christchurch) is an online community directory of clubs, community organisations and continuing education courses in the greater Christchurch area. It was created by Christchurch City Libraries in 1981 and has grown to include more than 6,000 listings. You are able to search the directory either by subject or category, including by suburb.

What are some ideas to help access social activities?

  • After school programmes
  • Youth groups
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Special Olympics
  • Parafed
  • Local Sports Clubs
  • Halberg Trust
  • Cultural groups
  • Local Marae
  • Recreation Centres
  • Community Centres
  • Citizen Advice Bureau
  • CCS Disability Action
  • Church groups