Welcome to the Westport branch

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Services

If you live in or near Westport, 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) 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 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 phone 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 Westport branch be sure to select Canterbury & West Coast when you complete the online form and specify Westport in the comments section.

Resources


CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast Annual Report 2020 ( 4 KB)
Contact Information
  • Street Address

    Buller REAP Building, 111 Palmerston St
    Westport 7825

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 112
    Westport 7866

Our People

Governance
General Manager
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.

Andrew Kidd
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Andrew Kidd

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant at Nexia New Zealand in Christchurch with over 10 years’ experience. In mid-2016, Andrew was introduced to CCS Disability Action by his mentor and CCS Disability Action Life Member Michael Keyse and has been a part of the Canterbury West Coast branch Local Executive Committee since.

Andrew enjoys being able to give back to CCS Disability Action and the community through his experience and knowledge obtained in practice. He sees CCS Disability Action playing an important role in the disability sector, particularly advocating for both the rights and needs of those living with disabilities and the Support Workers who support them. A highlight of Andrew’s time on the LEC to date has been attending the graduation ceremony for Project Search in its first year.   

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