An overview of ACCD’s structure can be seen from our organisational chart:
Anglican Care Community Development is a division of Anglican Care, the social service arm of the Anglican Church in Canterbury-Westland.
Anglican Care is registered as a charity under the Charities Act registration number CC 27132.
And more information can be found on their website http://www.anglicare.org.nz/
ACCD works in the Christchurch and Canterbury/Westland region with marginalised and vulnerable sectors of the community. This community development work is recognised and supported by external funders including Christchurch City Council, The Rata Foundation and Lottery Community.
The division works with the community to develop a variety of programmes and initiatives building supportive networks, increasing skills and knowledge. This is accomplished through a network of four neighbourhood hubs facilitated by the division’s qualified and experienced community development workers. These programmes offer healthy options, a range of life skills, personal growth, help break down social isolation and enable people to participate and belong to a community.
The division’s community experience is acknowledged by tertiary education providers in Canterbury. Canterbury University and ARA regularly place up to three social work students to convert their academic learning into community development practice.
Relationships with Canterbury/Westland parishes are recognised as key opportunities for community supported initiatives and a variety of programmes are continually assessed and established.