Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Community Organisation

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)
30 Cook Street Howick
18 days ago

Cessation of Manukau East Patient Transport Service

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

After transporting hundreds of Manukau East residents to Botany SuperClinic, Manukau SuperClinic and Middlemore Hospital, the Manukau East Patient Transport Service will wind down its weekday shuttle service today following a twelve year run.
MECOSS thanks Howick and Pakuranga Shuttles for the … View more
After transporting hundreds of Manukau East residents to Botany SuperClinic, Manukau SuperClinic and Middlemore Hospital, the Manukau East Patient Transport Service will wind down its weekday shuttle service today following a twelve year run.
MECOSS thanks Howick and Pakuranga Shuttles for the years of dedication they have shown to our community.

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30 days ago

Community Storytelling

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Writing your organisation's story is complex.
Candace Thum is a community developer in Auckland's, Manukau East. She likes to write. She likes to help people. She likes to share stories.
Candace specialises in Community Storytelling, and empowering change from the inside out while also… View more
Writing your organisation's story is complex.
Candace Thum is a community developer in Auckland's, Manukau East. She likes to write. She likes to help people. She likes to share stories.
Candace specialises in Community Storytelling, and empowering change from the inside out while also documenting key themes and learnings for groups, organisations and policymakers.
Here's her story.

31 days ago

Manukau East Community Networking Meeting

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

At a recent MECOSS Community Networking Meeting, sprightly Brenda Loader (96), spoke about her plans to formally celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Howick's Horticultural Society in 2023 - the same year Brenda also turns100!
Because she feels she's not getting any younger, Brenda is … View more
At a recent MECOSS Community Networking Meeting, sprightly Brenda Loader (96), spoke about her plans to formally celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Howick's Horticultural Society in 2023 - the same year Brenda also turns100!
Because she feels she's not getting any younger, Brenda is putting a call out to those interested in getting involved with the planning of this special occasion, to come forward and join the organising committee.
Please contact MECOSS, if you're available to assist.

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32 days ago

Changes to the Manukau East Patient Transport Service

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

From 1st October 2019, the Manukau East Patient Transport Service (provided by MECOSS and Howick and Pakuranga Shuttles), will no longer provide transport services for patients.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
You can use the following options to organise transport to your medical appointments at Botany … View more
From 1st October 2019, the Manukau East Patient Transport Service (provided by MECOSS and Howick and Pakuranga Shuttles), will no longer provide transport services for patients.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
You can use the following options to organise transport to your medical appointments at Botany Super Clinic, Manukau Super Clinic and Middlemore Hospital:
1). St John Health Shuttle service
The St John Health Shuttle is expected to commence from early 2020 to provide a similar service in this area. The service will be free (koha/donations are welcome) and staffed with reliable, fully-trained drivers that will pick patients up, take them to their appointment, and drop them home safely again. For more information about the St John Health Shuttle, call toll free on 0800 9252 672 (0800 WAKA ORA).
2). Public Transport
Public transport options have improved in East Auckland as part of Auckland Transport's public transport network upgrade. To find out the best travel routes, please visit the Auckland Transport website at.govt.nz... or call toll free on 0800 103 080.
3. Private Providers
There are a number of private transport providers operating in East Auckland, such as Driving Miss Daisy (0800 948 432) and Freedom Drivers (0800 956 956). These services are ACC registered vendors and price is quoted on the requirements of each individual journey.
Dependent on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for additional support:
a). Total Mobility Scheme
The Total Mobility scheme operated by Auckland Transport, helps people with serious mobility constraints access subsidised door-to-door transport service. The scheme offers eligible registered individuals a 50% discount (up to a maximum of $40), on fares charged by contracted taxi providers in the Auckland region. For more information, please call Auckland Transport on 09 366 6400 or visit at.govt.nz...…/accessible-trav…/total-mobility-scheme/.
b). Work and Income
Work and Income may be able to help with health-related travel and accommodation costs up to $300 a year if you meet certain eligibility criteria including income and asset limits.
Please call Work and Income toll free on 0800 559 009 to make an appointment or visit www.workandincome.govt.nz....
For more information
Counties Manukau Health is committed to the best quality of care for patients and their whanau in the East Auckland area. We will work with your doctor and the practice team to ensure that your health needs and services are not adversely affected by this change and that you continue to receive the high level of care you currently receive at your clinic.
If this change might stop you getting the care you need or if you are concerned about this change, please call the Community Central Team on 0800 262 368 or email communitycentral@middlemore.co.nz

53 days ago

Community Networking Meetings

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

MECOSS Community Networking Meetings are an opportunity for local service providers and residents to network, promote their services and learn about the great work happening in Auckland's, Manukau East.
Each meeting features a guest speaker. At Friday's meeting Simon Julius talked about … View more
MECOSS Community Networking Meetings are an opportunity for local service providers and residents to network, promote their services and learn about the great work happening in Auckland's, Manukau East.
Each meeting features a guest speaker. At Friday's meeting Simon Julius talked about Sewtec Fashion Academy - an NZQA registered, category two Independent Tertiary Institute founded in 2001 established to provide a high standard of practical, hands-on education.
Students learn about sewing/garment construction, design and pattern making and fashion design.
Sewtec offer free trials so you can be sure it's the right educational fit for you!
With campuses in Manukau and New Lynn, Sewtec offer a complimentary pickup/drop off service to and from Papatoetoe train station to their Manukau campus. For further information call - 0800 SEWTEC (0800 739 832) #SayYESToFashion #Sewtec

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