Welcome to the Oamaru branch
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
If you live in or near Oamaru, 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.
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 AccessAbility 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 Jacqui Eggleton on Governance.Waitaki@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 03 437 9005.
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 Cathy Hurst on Governance.Waitaki@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 03 437 9005.
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.Waitaki@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone 03 437 9005.
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 Oamaru branch be sure to select Waitaki when you complete the online form.
CCS Disability Action Waitaki Annual Report 2020 (PDF 1 MB)
My name is Jacqui Eggleton and I have been living in Oamaru since 2017 moving from Alexandra in the sunny Central Otago. I am a solo mum of four children ranging from seven to twenty-one years in age. Two of my children live with Autism and intellectual disabilities and the other two children have high medical needs which makes for a busy and at times challenging household. Volunteering has always been a part of my life in varying roles over the years including Girl Guides, Rotaract, Plunket, Toy Library, Playcentre, Home and School and CCS Disability Action – LAC.
I have been associated with CCS Disability Action since 2015 firstly in Alexandra and now in Oamaru. During this time CCS Disability Action have supported myself and my family and I wanted to give back in some way to CCS Disability Action. One way I have been able to achieve this is by becoming a member of the CCS Disability Action – Local Advisory Committee and was voted as Chairperson in February 2020.
The most important thing I believe about being CCS Disability Action - LAC Chair, is that all members voices need to be heard. I am only the steerer of the Waka and the people in the Waka being the community members are the most important people of all. I believe it is important to work as a team - without the team the Waka will not sail in the correct direction. By working closer with the local council and other community agencies, I am looking forward to seeing what CCS Disability Action – Local Advisory Committee can achieve to make Oamaru and surrounding districts a better place to live in for people with disabilities.
Cathy has lived in North Otago for most of her life apart from a couple of small stints in Southland and overseas in Canada and England. She is married to Russell and they have three sons in their twenties. Russell and Cathy farm on the Waitaki Plains, mostly dairy cows but also a few merino sheep. Cathy also runs her own business, The Quilting Shed, from a converted farm building on the property.
Cathy strongly believes in service to the community and a favourite quote is: “Service is the price we pay for the privilege of living on this earth” – Anonymous. Outside of CCS Disability Action , Cathy was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2010 and became a Judicial Justice of the Peace in 2016. Cathy has served on her local North Otago J P Association Board since 2012 and is currently the Southern Regional Rep on the Justice of the Peace National Board.
She is also a member of the Zonta Club of Oamaru, having previously been both Secretary and President. Previous community involvement includes four years on the Board at Waihi Preparatory School as well as various positions in the more distant past in local organisations such as Plunket, Playcentre, Netball and Squash Clubs and Young Farmers.