Welcome to the Greymouth branch

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Services

If you live in or near Greymouth, please contact us for support, advice and information relating to disability. Our services are community based and we have staff providing a variety of services for disabled people and their family and whānau and the wider community.

We offer a range of services for disabled people and their family and whānau including access to our modern well-equipped holiday home in Christchurch and Paroa on the West Coast. All our support services (with the exception of Mobility Parking and Total Mobility) are free.

There are a number of ways you can access them. While some of our services may need a referral and not all the services offered by CCS Disability Action are available from our branch, please get in touch with us directly to discuss your needs and what we can offer you.

You could also contact your GP or Life Links as they can assess your needs and connect you with support providers.

Local Advisory Committee

Our branch is guided by a Local Advisory Committee that is made up of members who provide governance and leadership over our local branch operations.

You can contact Local Advisory Committee Chair Michelle Gillett or West Coast Chair Patricia Beck on Governance.CanterburyWestCoast@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 03 365 5661.

Local Executive Committee 

Our Local Executive Committee is made up of members who provide financial management and oversight at a branch level. You can contact Local Executive Committee Chair Andrew Kidd on Governance.CanterburyWestCoast@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 03 365 5661.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make a difference as part of our Governance, we would love to hear from you. Email Governance.CanterburyWestCoast@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or 03 365 5661.

Support us

There are a number of ways you can support our work in communities. If you wish to make a donation or bequest, volunteer your services to our branch, find out about membership, or enquire about becoming a caregiver for us, please visit Support Us or contact our branch directly.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Greymouth branch be sure to select Canterbury & West Coast when you complete the online form and specify Greymouth in the comments section.

Resources


CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast Annual Report 2020 ( 4 KB)
Contact Information
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    90 Tainui Street
    Greymouth 7805

Michelle Gillett
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Michelle Gillett

My name is Michelle Gillett, but most people call me Chelle.

I was born in 1972 in Dunedin. Growing up in Dunedin, I first knew about CCS Disability Action when it was called CCS and I attended the CCS kindergarten. After many more years, I started to do volunteer work on the reception of CCS Dunedin; it was not long after I started on the LAC of the Otago branch. After a year, I moved to Mosgiel and did not have a lot to do with the organisation for a few years.  

It wasn't until two years ago I was encouraged to join the local branch, as I became very passionate about disabilities and what was working and what was not working. I found a lot of things that were not, and in some cases are still not right, so I could get out and meet people. I loved it so much that I put my hand up to take over as the new Chairperson. I want to be a person who can help these changes to happen.

I look forward to continuing on the LAC and meeting people along the way. I plan to try to be available should anyone need to talk.

Mel Smith General Manager Southern Region
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Mel Smith General Manager Southern Region

My role is to support the running of the six entities in the South Island and to support local leadership to provide quality services to people in urban and rural areas around the island.

My association with CCS Disability Action began in 2000 when I was a student social worker at Otago University. During my placement I recognised how easily my values align with those of CCS Disability Action, and after graduation I joined the Southland branch as a Support Worker and then Community Worker (now Service Coordinator).

To alter my horizons, I moved to Western Australia to work at the Deaf Society, where I ran the employment and community services departments. A qualified sign language interpreter, I never thought when I moved to Australia that I would need to learn another language!

I saw the Team Leader role in Otago advertised in 2009 and came home to take up that position. When the region restructured, I also became Team Leader in Waitaki and later moved into the acting Regional Manager role. In October 2016 I commenced as the General Manager of the new Southern Region.

CCS Disability Action is a family affair for me. My Mum is a Service Coordinator in the Southland branch. I had my son while working as Team Leader in Otago and he came back to work with me at 11 weeks of age. My partner is a researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute and has partnered with us on projects. My stepdaughter is a student at Otago University. My work-home life divide can sometimes be a bit blurry, but I quite like that.

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