Presbyterian Support
is one of the
providers of
aged care and
social services
in New Zealand

Services & Support

Presbyterian Support Central (PSC) aims to support and empower people, families and communities.


To do so, PSC provides a wide range of health and social services to people of all ages. Social services for children, families and whānau are offered through Family Works, while health and support services for older people are offered through Enliven.

PSC’s services are offered across the lower North Island, including Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Wairarapa and throughout the greater Wellington region.

Presbyterian Support Central’s social services for children, young people, families and whānau in need are offered under the Family Works brand.

Family Works vision is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best place in the world to grow up; a place where all children are safe, families are strong and communities are connected.

Services include:

  • social work and advocacy
  • family violence safety and prevention programmes
  • counselling and therapy
  • mentoring for young people
  • mediation and dispute resolution
  • parenting advice and education.

Family Works has ten centres in Wellington, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata, Wairarapa, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Hawera, Stratford, New Plymouth and Waitara.

Visit the Family Works Central website.

Presbyterian Support Central’s aged care and retirement services are offered under its Enliven brand.

Enliven Enliven believes in creating elder-centred communities. We do this by creating communities where older people have companionship, variety, fun, a sense of belonging, meaningful activity and purpose.

Enliven Central’s retirement villages offer independent retirement living, while rest homes provide a range of care including rest home, hospital and dementia care as well as short-term respite, health recovery care and day programmes. Enliven also offers health support services such as modified Tai Chi classes and a continence product service.

In 2017 Presbyterian Support’s Enliven brand was voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted in Aged Care and Retirement in the independently commissions Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey.

Enliven Central has homes and villages in Wellington City, Tawa Johnsonville, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Paraparaumu, Levin, Palmerston North, Feilding, Whanganui and New Plymouth.

Visit the Enliven Central website.

Presbyterian Support Central administers two funds on behalf of the community.

James Gibb Fund 

The James Gibb Fund was established in 1989 to provide funding for projects that improve the life qand living conditions of those in need, and for projects that deliver educational programmes that support people to live rich and fulfilling lives.

Read more about the James Gibb Fund.  

Ann Sinclair Trust

The Ann Sinclair Charitable Trusts has two key objectives. 1. To support students studying farming, agriculture and horticulture. 2. To provide funding for Christian youth camps.

Read more about the Ann Sinclair Trust.