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Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals
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Southern Cross Care’s focus is on helping people age with better health, maintain their independence, stay informed and keep connected with family and friends. SCC is committed to a person-centred and healthy ageing approach which contributes to the quality of life of each person.

In the Northern Territory we provide Home Support services for low-level CHSP, private clients and Home Care Packages. Our operating hours vary depending on the service, so please get in touch with us to discuss a tailored solution that is right for you.

We also operate Pearl Retirement Resort and Pearl Residential Care in Fannie Bay, so can take a holistic approach to your aged care needs.

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A peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

Carer Education Program

Carer education is designed to support family carers in their caring role. By learning about dementia and its impacts on the person with dementia, participants will have a better understanding of the effects of the disease.

Community Education

These presentations promote risk reduction and increase public awareness about memory loss with community education sessions delivered direct to various community groups. All groups are welcome and specific topics can be catered for.

Dementia Essentials

Designed for Aged Care Workers employed in residential, community and flexible aged care services, the Dementia Care Essentials III and Dementia Care Essentials IV Advanced provides quality training in, and workforce assessment of Competency in CHCAC319A and CHCAC416A.

SALO

The major goal of the Service Access Liaison Officer (SALO) is to deliver dementia information and risk reduction strategies to people within rehabilitation or correctional facilities within the NT. The program incorporates the Your Brain Matters 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health http://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au

Stepping Out Program

These groups provide a weekly Day Respite Service to families of people with dementia. Group attendance encourages the maintenance of skills and abilities within a social context.

Social Support

The social support program provides group-based and individualised practical help for people with memory problems who live alone, may not have family or social support locally and are not receiving community aged care packages.

Carer Support Groups 

Designed to support carers, these groups offer opportunities to network with other carers, share experiences and develop new skills.

Living with Memory Loss

This comprehensive information and support program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss or dementia and their family member or friends.

RISK REDUCTION

Brain Gym

Come along and join in, this group invites members of the general public to engage in a variety of stimulating mental exercises, puzzles and games designed to maintain and sharpen cognitive abilities and memory.

Safe Return Program

A unique program, it can give peace of mind if the person you care for tends to wander from home. This program is conducted in partnership with the NT Police.

YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA KEY WORKER PROGRAM

Dementia can occur at any age.The YODKW program provides individual support and services to improve the quality of life of those living with younger onset dementia, their families and carers. The program can assist a person to obtain a diagnosis, navigate and understand services, including the NDIS, and prepare organisations to meet the unique needs of this group.

Relate, Motivate, Rehabilitate

This service is a fee paying service whereby Dementia Australia NT can provide sessions of individual social support for people with dementia who are currently residing in hospital or a residential care facility.

Marie Gray Library, Darwin and Hazel Hawke Library, Alice Springs

Dementia Australia NT maintains two specialist libraries including books, research papers, journals, magazines and DVDs. Become a member of Dementia  Australia to access library resources.

Advocacy and Your Rights

Be aware of your rights, be assured of our confidentiality and be supported at all times throughout your involvement with Dementia Australia NT.

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A peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

Carer Education Program

Carer education is designed to support family carers in their caring role. By learning about dementia and its impacts on the person with dementia, participants will have a better understanding of the effects of the disease.

Community Education

These presentations promote risk reduction and increase public awareness about memory loss with community education sessions delivered direct to various community groups. All groups are welcome and specific topics can be catered for.

Dementia Essentials

Designed for Aged Care Workers employed in residential, community and flexible aged care services, the Dementia Care Essentials III and Dementia Care Essentials IV Advanced provides quality training in, and workforce assessment of Competency in CHCAC319A and CHCAC416A.

SALO

The major goal of the Service Access Liaison Officer (SALO) is to deliver dementia information and risk reduction strategies to people within rehabilitation or correctional facilities within the NT. The program incorporates the Your Brain Matters 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health http://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au

Stepping Out Program

These groups provide a weekly Day Respite Service to families of people with dementia. Group attendance encourages the maintenance of skills and abilities within a social context.

Social Support

The social support program provides group-based and individualised practical help for people with memory problems who live alone, may not have family or social support locally and are not receiving community aged care packages.

Carer Support Groups 

Designed to support carers, these groups offer opportunities to network with other carers, share experiences and develop new skills.

Living with Memory Loss

This comprehensive information and support program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss or dementia and their family member or friends.

RISK REDUCTION

Brain Gym

Come along and join in, this group invites members of the general public to engage in a variety of stimulating mental exercises, puzzles and games designed to maintain and sharpen cognitive abilities and memory.

Safe Return Program

A unique program, it can give peace of mind if the person you care for tends to wander from home. This program is conducted in partnership with the NT Police.

YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA KEY WORKER PROGRAM

Dementia can occur at any age.The YODKW program provides individual support and services to improve the quality of life of those living with younger onset dementia, their families and carers. The program can assist a person to obtain a diagnosis, navigate and understand services, including the NDIS, and prepare organisations to meet the unique needs of this group.

Relate, Motivate, Rehabilitate

This service is a fee paying service whereby Dementia Australia NT can provide sessions of individual social support for people with dementia who are currently residing in hospital or a residential care facility.

Marie Gray Library, Darwin and Hazel Hawke Library, Alice Springs

Dementia Australia NT maintains two specialist libraries including books, research papers, journals, magazines and DVDs. Become a member of Dementia  Australia to access library resources.

Advocacy and Your Rights

Be aware of your rights, be assured of our confidentiality and be supported at all times throughout your involvement with Dementia Australia NT.

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Our job is to support anyone that is experiencing mental health distress.  This includes both the person that is experiencing mental health issues as well as their family and friends who are providing support both emotionally or practically.

We understand that talking to someone can be very difficult, but we are here to listen and to provide you with emotional and practical supports that will help find the best solution for all of you.

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Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers.  Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.

Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre

Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Support

Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.

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CASA provides a range of living options for people with an intellectual disability including variety of transitional living options, short term respite placements, training and development within areas specific to client needs and a variety of permanent and independent supported accommodation options for people with an intellectual disability.

Independent Living Options

A support program to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to live independently in their own housing.

Respite Service

A respite service for clients in order to assist families andcarers of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Supported Accommodation Options

Provides supported accommodation options for adults withintellectual disabilities. Group-home and independent-living options are available.

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Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.

Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.

 

Calvary Community Care is a provider of:

  • Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
  • Community Home Support Programs
  • Veterans Home Care
  • Disability in Home Support, and
  • Individual Support Programs.

 

For more details on how Calvary Community Care can offer support call 1300 66 00 22, visithttp://www.calvarycommunitycare.org.au or email ccc@calvarycare.org.au

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Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.

Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.

 

Calvary Community Care is a provider of:

  • Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
  • Community Home Support Programs
  • Veterans Home Care
  • Disability in Home Support, and
  • Individual Support Programs.

 

For more details on how Calvary Community Care can offer support call 1300 66 00 22, visithttp://www.calvarycommunitycare.org.au or email ccc@calvarycare.org.au

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KWILS is a non-profit community legal centre that provides free legal services for women in the Katherine Region.

We provide:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Legal Assistance
  • Court Representation
  • Legal Education

We can help with:

  • Domestic and Personal Violence
  • Child Protection
  • Family Law – Advice
  • Divorce
  • Civil Law matters:
    • Credit & Debts
    • Victims of Crime Compensation
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Employment.
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Anglicare NT is one of the largest providers of welfare, social justice and community development programs in the Northern Territory. Anglicare NT operates in urban, regional and remote communities across the Territory.

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NOFASD Australia is the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Our Vision is the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies in Australia and an improved quality of life for those living with FASD.

NOFASD Australia has a support line available to individuals and families 7 days per week – 1300 306 238.

In addition to delivering support to families living with FASD, NOFASD Australia also provides education and training workshops to parent and carer groups, government and non-government service providers and school communities throughout Australia.

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TeamHEALTH is a leading provider of mental health supports. We have been operating in the Territory for over 30 years. We are a for-purpose organisation that provides non clinical, recovery focused support. Our vision is that all people lead a full and valued life.

TeamHEALTH actively promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse culture. We welcome all people, regardless of age, gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, faith, religion and all other identities represented in our community.

Adult Support

Individual support for Adults

TeamHEALTH have a variety of support available for adults who have a mental illness, or are experiencing distress in relation to their mental health.

We provide mental health supports for adults 16-64 years old who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a diagnosis. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

Location of Support: We provide supports to people living in Darwin – urban and rural regions, Palmerston, Katherine, Daly River and Maningrida.

Support for Carers

A carer is anyone who provides ongoing unpaid support for a person in their life who has a mental illness (whether diagnosed or not). We provide flexible support options for carers and families whose health and wellbeing is impacted by their caring role. Support is available for carers aged 18 to 64 years. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

Location of Support: Carer Support is available in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine.

Centre Based Support

Adults over 16 who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a formal diagnosis, can access the Day to Day Living service. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

If you are feeling isolated or alone, Day to Day Living is a welcoming place where you can socialise and participate in a range of activities.

Location of Support: The Day to Day Living centre is located at Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Road, Millner NT 0810

Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 3.00pm

Support for Older Adults

To be eligible for support by the Older Adult team you need to be assessed and found eligible for a Home Care Package (HCP) or have an NDIS package that includes these supports. Non-indigenous adults are required to be 65 and over and Indigenous adults are required to be 50 years.

We support older adults experiencing mental illness who need assistance to remain living in their own home.

Location of Support: Support is available in urban and rural Darwin regions.

 

Support Coordination for individuals with an NDIS package

Support Coordination is an NDIS item, whereby you receive individual support to help manage your NDIS package. TeamHEALTH have a team of experienced support coordinators who are able to assist you in getting the most out of your NDIS package.

 

Child and Family Support

Our Child and Family Wellbeing team work with children who are aged 0-18 years, together with another member of their family or significant adult, such as a parent or carer. We work alongside children and families who are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness.

We offer support at our office locations, Palmerston –Litchfield, Katherine, Gunbalanya, and are able to visit children and families in their homes, or somewhere else suitable to families in the community, such as a play centre.

 

Housing Support

We provide non-crisis, accommodation options for you and your family, if you are over 18 years and living with mental illness or mental health concerns and are able to live independently in the community with support. To be eligible to receive housing support individuals need to be engaged with an individual support worker through TeamHEALTH or other approved provider.

Medium to long-term, shared and non-shared housing options are available in a range of units and houses throughout Darwin and Palmerston. All accommodation comes partly furnished including white goods.

TeamHEALTH Housing is located throughout Darwin and Palmerston.

 

Residential Support

Papaya:

The Papaya Sub Acute Care Program is available to all individuals experiencing severe mental illness aged 18 to 64 years old

Referrals to Papaya are only accepted by Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS).

Location of Support: Nightcliff, NT

Our residential services are within Darwin, however accessible to all individuals located across the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Manse:

The Manse is a 24-hour long-term residential program for those individuals aged 18 to 64 years old who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and who wish to work towards and gain intensive skills to be able to live independently.

Referrals are accepted through Top End Mental Health Service.

Location of Support: Parap, NT

Our residential services are within Darwin, however accessible to all individuals located across the Top End of the Northern Territory.

You will be supported to take part in daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and looking after your own personal care, to gain the confidence and skills you need to live independently in the community.

 

Education and Training

At TeamHEALTH we are committed to delivering education and training to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and contribute to better mental health outcomes.

We provide up-to-date training for workplaces, schools and individuals in the community delivered by our trained facilitators.

Education and training is available in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine.

 

 

 

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role.  We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.

These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role.  We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.

These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.

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Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT is the peak body for foster and kinship carers providing support, advice and advocacy for carers across the Northern Territory.  Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT provides services that empower foster and kinship carers through knowledge, support and advocacy.

Aged Care Services

Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.

 

Child Care

Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.

Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)

A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.

 

Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)

The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

 

Construction Workshop

A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.

Disability Services

Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.

 

Home Makers’ Centre

The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.

 

Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)

The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.

 

Land Management Unit

The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.

The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.

 

Mapu Alliance

Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.

 

Night Patrol

Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturallyaware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.

Support Services (HACC)

Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.

 

Training & Employment Services

The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.

 

Youth Development Program

A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.

A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.

Baby Capsule Hire

Baby capsules for transport of infants up to six months of age are available for hire to families.

 

Families Playgroup

Social and recreational activities are provided for infants,toddlers and preschool children from 0 to 3 years old and for their parents or carers.

 

Three-Year-Old Kindy

Social and recreational activities are provided for three-year old preschool children.

 

Toy Library

A family lending library of educational toys and equipment that are fun to play with and assist infants’ and children’s cognitive, perceptual and physical development.

Toys and party packs can be hired for special events.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role.  We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.

These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role.  We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.

These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.

Community Access Program

A range of activities that assists with community access for people with disabilities. Programs may include art & craft, cooking, shopping, swimming and meals at restaurants.

 

Employability Skills Program

Provides education in employment skills for young people and adults 18 years old or over with disabilities.

Younger people who are approaching school-leaving age may be assisted in some circumstances. The program also offers work experience and assists clients infinding work experience with employers.

 

Life Skills Program

Provides education in living skills for individuals with disabilities to enable them to live with a reduced level of care.

 

Respite

Provides respite care of people with disabilities in order to allow families and carers free time.

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