Amputee Society
 Canterbury & Westland Inc
 

Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Amputee Society of Canterbury & Westland Inc. please contact us today by phone or email.

Why Join Us?

We are a group of people committed to improving the lives of amputees.  Our aim is to provide practical information guidance and support to assist people to 'do more with less'.  The services we provide include:

  1. Providing Information, Advice & Support
    Publishing a 2monthly newsletter with information on a wide range of issues affecting amputees from practical handy hints on health issues of concern eg. skin care to information on services available in the community. Continuing to develop our website to bring you the latest easily accessible, information on a wide range of topics. Providing 'A New Challenge' Booklet written by amputees for amputees. Providing 'Purpose' a national magazine for amputees.
  2. Assisting to improve rehabilitation by: Providing a visiting service which, where possible, matches age, gender and level of amputation with the person being visited. For new amputees this can be a motivating experience seeing someone in a similar situation who is fit healthy and in many cases working full time.   Supporting research into rehabilitation of amputees. We have been involved in the research project in Christchurch focused on improving rehabilitation for amputees.  An aim of this research is to produce standards of 'Best Practice' for Health Professionals involved in supporting amputees.
  3. Education of Health Professionals: Providing education sessions for Health Professionals particularly Physiotherapists and Social Workers to assist them to support amputees to realise their full potential.
  4. Taxi Vouchers Managing the taxi voucher system whereby eligible amputees receive taxi vouchers which significantly reduce the cost of taxi transport.
  5. Advocating on behalf of amputees to ensure that our voice is heard at the highest level of service provision. The Amputees Federation has an amputee representative on the Artificial Limb Board which provides prosthetic services throughout NZ.

Sponsored Membership for first financial year!  Membership with the Amputee Society of Canterbury & Westland Inc. is sponsored for the financial year in which you join.  Thereafter for the small investment of $10 a year you can remain a member and receive those benefits available to members.

Sign Up

Signing up with the Amputee Society of Canterbury & Westland is easy!  Just send us an email with your name and contact details and we'll do the rest.

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