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Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,

The days are slowly getting longer as we are very rapidly approach spring (I’m already noticing buds on the trees!) in this very different year we are currently in. I hope you are all well and thank you to those of you who have engaged in the new learning opportunities.

Denise Green
Upper South RC
03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333

Fathers Day

This month we take a day out to celebrate our Dads (Pāpā).

I would like to pay homage to all our Foster Dads. These are the men, who to be fair, don’t always sign up for the job. They get the role by default through some epiphany that befalls their lovely wives or partners. And bless their hearts: not only do they agree to become Foster Dads, but they do an amazing job at it! Foster Dads: You role model the patience, kindness and caring that real men share. So, Foster Dads … Thank you! You are truly awesome!


We still have ‘Understanding National Care Standards’ to deliver in September which I hope some of you may find helpful and useful in your caregiving journey. Click the button below to register!

We will be taking every precaution with cleaning surfaces etc but please do feel comfortable about wearing a mask and gloves if you wish.

Support Groups

Support is a very large part of what we do so I am going to leave you this month with the dates and contacts of people in our area that support you so well.

Remember: Caregivers are welcome to set up Support Groups – these might be based on child age ranges, specific needs, caregiver types (permanent / emergency / transitional), location or more!

NELSON : Coffee Group

Location: Victory Church (238 Vanguard Street, Nelson)
Time: 10am
Date: Tuesday 1 September and every first Tuesday of the month

(There will be no meeting during October due to school holidays)

Contact Denise: 027 369 3333

Westport Support Group

Contact Bev Bade about gatherings and the connection group.
Email: bmbade@xtra.co.nz

Fetal Alcohol Support Group

Contact Claire Gerrard: fasdnelson@gmail.com

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Meet every second Friday.
Contact Sharon Norris for more information on 027 724 4913.

Motueka Support group

To register a Support Group click the button below:

To find a Support Group in your area click the button below:

Kia kaha kia maia kia manawanui / Thanks for being strong, steadfast and willing,


Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

Upper South Support Closed Facebook Group