Older people policy group

Christian social services provide almost half of the residential care services available to older people in New Zealand, and an increasing amount of home and community support services.

NZCCSS works to ensure that government policies encourage quality services which meet the real needs of older people.

NZCCSS advocates for a vision of services that place the older person at the centre, receiving services in the way that best meets their needs.

Our work focuses on services for older people by:

  • Advocating for policies that emphasise positive ageing for older people
  • Campaigning for a fairer and more efficient negotiating and contracting process to be adopted by the Ministry of Health
  • Advocating for greater certainty in funding levels across the spectrum of services for older people
  • Providing members with timely and relevant information about services for older people.

Learn more about our work on service for older people.

Services for Older People Policy Group members

Shirley Hennessy

Organisation: Home of St Barnabas Trust

City: Dunedin

Bonnie Robinson (Convener)

Organisation: HBN Senior Living

City: Auckland

Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts

Organisation: Selwyn Foundation

City: Auckland

Nicola Turner

Organisation: Presbyterian Support Central

City: Wellington

Maurice Burrows

Organisation: Presbyterian Support Otago

City: Dunedin