The Upper South region of CCS Disability Action covers a large geographical area - from the Waitaki River in the South and the Marlborough Sounds in the North, and across the West Coast region from Haast to Karamea.
We provide a range of services and programmes to over 1,400 people. We employ over 100 paid staff and 200 plus volunteers. We work hard to ensure that all people, including those in rural and often isolated areas, have access to our services. Across the region, we have three branches that are each governed by a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) and Executive Committee (LEC).
Canterbury West Coast branch
The main office in Christchurch and has satellite offices in Kaikoura, Rangiora, Ashburton, Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika. It employs over 60 people in full and part-time positions and provides support and services to around 1,000 people and families.
Nelson Marlborough branch
The branch employs 12 people in full and part-time positions, across two main centres in Nelson and Blenheim. It provides support and services to around 200 people and families.
South Canterbury branch
The branch employs 10 people in full and part-time positions and services a large geographic area bounded by the Waitaki River in the South, the Rangitata River in the North and the Southern Alps in the West. Apart from Timaru, the region is rural although most places can be reached within an hour and a half drive. It provides support and services to around 200 people and families.