Social Services

The Thames club was chartered in 2018, which makes us a youngster
in this organisation which was established in 1924.
While the format is formal, we are a friendly group whose purpose is to empower individuals
to become more effective communicators and leaders.
We achieve this with lots of support, encouragement and fun.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month,
and we welcome visitors.
Meetings are at St James Centre Pahau Street Thames from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Sovereign Companion Driving

Sovereign Companion Driving is a companion driving service to assist people with their mobility and transport needs in the Thames area.
I provide assistance with transport to and from appointments, shopping and general outings or out for coffee.
Cost is $25.00 per hour.
A mileage fee applies for travel out of town.
I have been able to operate through all of the Covid levels as this service is classed as an essential service.
I have had over 8 years experience in community healthcare so am familiar with mobility aids for the elderly etc.
I have also been Police vetted, and the vehicle is certified safe for transporting the public.
You can call or text me and ask for more information.


Family harm prevention and intervention

Family Safety Services is committed to providing support
for peaceful families living in peaceful communities
415 Pollen Street
Mark Ambler
Phone: 07 868 8320

Pick it up! now

Pick it up! now is about influencing a culture change
to get people to pick up rubbish rather than walk past it.
It is about inspiring ways of reducing waste by making better
and more informed choices when we consume , and by promoting re-using what can be re-used and refusing what can't be.
Jo Sanderson
Phone: 07 868 6437
Mobile: 022 050 3005

Age Concern
608 Queen Street

Advocacy for elders
Elder abuse support
Accredited visiting service
Information provision
Quarterly newsletter
Chinwag coffee group

Age Concern Office:
Phone: 07 868 9790

Some of the local business cards made by
Photo Factory Thames

Thames Valley Tangata Ora Trust

Support Advocacy Advice Workshops Navigation of systems such as WINZ Health & Disability and more..... Our mission is to enable people to navigate support systems and empower them to build pathways towards wellbeing. Our volunteers and staff are passionate about empowering people to know their rights and navigate systems in the Social Service, Health and Disability and Employment sectors. We also provide workshops, meetings and social gatherings and support networks with the aim of reducing social isolation from people from all walks of life. We also have a Social Enterprise by way of the sale of Mobility Products, and a shop with opportunities for others to sell in a shared space.
Your contact: Robyn Pengelly
Phone 07 868 7723 Mobile 027 383 1117
607 MacKay Street Thames (opp. Thames Hospital)

Social work supervision for registered social workers and community workers who are working towards a social work qualification/registration. Mentoring workers through the many diverse roles of social work/community work etc.