Presbyterian Support Otago

Fight for support service begins

Fight for support service begins

Presbyterian church networks are being enlisted to fight the dumping of Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) as a provider of home-based support for older people in the South.

PSO to fight for contract

PSO to fight for contract

Presbyterian Support Otago is seeking legal advice to challenge the Southern District Health Board's decision to dump the organisation as a home support provider, the organisation's chief executive says.

Contract shock for PSO

Contract shock for PSO

Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) has suffered a ''huge shock'' from being dumped as the provider of a $5.5 million annual contract providing home-based services to older people, chief executive Gillian Bremner says.

Presbyterian Support surplus $491,000

Despite a financially challenging year, Presbyterian Support Otago has finished the year with a $491,000 surplus.

Services restructured

Presbytarian Support Otago has restructured its Family Works service, resulting in one redundancy.

On to it

On to it

Otago Polytechnic carpentry senior lecturer Matt Thompson helps Presbyterian Support community development team leader Melanie McNatty put grocery items into boxes.

YouthGrow funding woes

In a city with one of the highest youth unemployment rates, YouthGrow has a solid success rate for its participants, but funding is increasingly uncertain.

Operating loss for PSO

Posting an operating loss of $110,000 indicated just how challenged Presbyterian Support Otago is as demand for its services grows and income tightens, board corporate and finance committee chairman Ray Macleod said.

Octacan brings in 6000 items

Octacan brings in 6000 items

More than 6000 cans were collected yesterday as part of the annual Octacan appeal, providing a welcome boost to Presbyterian Support Otago's foodbank.

Funds needed for guardian angels

Funds needed for guardian angels

Children were present in about 1900 family violence incidents in the Southern area last year - a sad statistic Presbyterian Support Family Works wants to change.

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