Mission for Youth students practise their basketball skills
Rapid social change, less money in public purse and private pockets, more pressure on institutions and individuals
Huge costs of residential care required action - Hadfield House was sold and Kemp Home & Hospital upgraded, whilst work with isolated elderly in the community was extended. The Mission moved to address the reasons behind social problems and aimed to help people out of trouble, away from welfare dependency and on to a better quality of life.
The Mission's Community Service programmes were revamped, and four new programmes were developed in 1998. These programmes go beyond initial relief and support to actively promote self-sufficiency through personal support, encouragement, education and training.
A Mission subsidiary company, Mission Foods Ltd, was established to operate 'The Ezee Meal Programme' - frozen heat 'n' eat meals. These are prepared especially for older people who may have trouble with shopping and food preparation - but are available to anyone.
A Christmas dinner in the 1990's.
The Foodbank in the 1990's.