Disability

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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Migration Support Services

As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.

Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.

Communities for Children Program

Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.

Disaster Response

Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System

(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.

First Aid Training

Public courses for First Aid training are available in Darwin at two locations, Katherine and Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

Opportunity Shops

Provide financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods & bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.  Please view our website for NT locations.  http://www.redcross.org.au

Telecross

A telephone support service through which volunteers provide contact with people who are isolated because they are aged, frail or have disabilities or other restrictions. Trained volunteers telephone people in their homes at a pre-arranged time each day to check on their wellbeing. If there is no answer after several attempts, appropriate action is taken.

Remote Holiday Programs

Programs run for school aged children on the Tiwi Islands.

Place Based

Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.

Save a Mate Our Way (SAM Our Way)

A Youth focused program with a focus on alcohol and other drugs.

The Shak (Located in Casuarina NT)

A youth centre where compatible programs and organisation can run their activities with youth.

Register of Adult Support Persons (RASP)

A youth justice program of volunteers providing support to young people who are being interviewed by police

Youth Activities

This is on the Tiwi Islands for young people aged from 12 to 25 and include sports on the oval and activities ranging from art and music to film night, barbecues, make-up sessions, games and activities that promote personal development and work readiness.

Kalano Flexible Care

A 16 bed hostel to cater particularly for the Kalano Community in Katherine.

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Assist and Maintain employment
Specialised Employment Supports
Social Enterprise Cafe

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Life & Career Coaching

Provides programs to assist young people as they explore their career options and pathways. Training for people working in career development is also available. YouthWorX NT facilitates the Coaching Young People for Success Train-the-Trainer Program for youth educators and professionals to enable them to provide life, career and school performance coaching within their own school or organisation.

Skills, Employment & Careers Expo

An annual exhibition provides opportunities for students and members of the community to explore potential career opportunities and pathways. Exhibitions are held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

Transition to Work Service

YouthWorX NT is funded by the Australian Government to provide the Transition to Work (TtW) Service in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston. The service provides vocational guidance and a range of skills and capabilities building activities to young people aged between 15 to 21 years who live in the service areas. It also offers a range of real world opportunities such as work tasters, work experience and mentoring in addition to making connections between young people and organisations in the community who can help them to achieve their goals.

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs have been developed in response to skill shortage areas in the trades, and to offer young people studying vocational training additional support with the aim to lead to employment.

YouthWorX NT liaises with local training providers, employers and provides participants with individual job coaching and teaches skills for job seeking. This support includes work experience, concurrent and ongoing mentoring and support for the learners.

 

 

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Disability Sporting Activities

Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.

 

Introducing Clients into Sport

The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.

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Peak Body

The peak consumer organisation for all Territorians with disabilities and for their families or carers. The organisation works to promote public awareness of disability issues, liaises with government on behalf of people with disabilities and provides advice on available services.

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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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Guide Dogs NT is the primary provider of Vision Rehabilitation Services throughout NT, including remote and regional areas. Our specialist team helps children and adults who are blind or vision impaired to achieve a lifetime of independence.

 Our services for Territorians:

• Low Vision Services
• Orientation & Mobility
• Children’s Services
• Other sensory services
• Remote and regional workshops and training

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Peak Industry Body for Disability Services

The national industry association for disability services in the Northern Territory. NDS assists members to operate efficient and effective services and to meet relevant industry & government standards through the provision of information and advice, networking opportunities and access to corporate support.

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Darwin Skills Development Scheme Inc is a community based not for profit organisation that is the Sponsor for Project Employment, the Indigenous Employment Program, and Emergency Relief funds.

We believe that everyone has the right to engage in meaningful work, to fulfil their potential as citizens and participate equitably in their community

Disability Employment Services

A specialised employment service providing placement,training and support in the open labour market for young people and adults with disabilities. Various free services individually tailored for job seekers, employees and employers are provided.

Emergency Relief Funds

The Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) program, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance on a case by case basis for people in crisis situations. Assistance available includes food vouchers, payment contribution towards electricity, telephone accounts or other utilities account held by the account holder, emergency short term accommodation and other assistance as requested by individuals.

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The MS Society of SA & NT (MSSANT) helps to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on individuals, their families, carers and the community, whilst supporting research into improved treatments and ultimately finding a cure.

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Sport & Recreation Programs

Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.

Programs focus on developing independence.

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Leap in! is a registered charity and a NDIS-registered plan manager.

We’re working on a vision to bring the National Disability Strategy to life by making it easy to navigate the NDIS and implement personal goals and plans.

Leap in! offers a unique, digital-based platform that connects Australians with disabilities, providers and the community groups who support them, all in one delightfully simple place.

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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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NPY Women’s Council’s purpose is to work with the women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara region in Central Australia to increase the capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

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Our Disability Employment Services provide tailored support to people with a disability on their journey to securing long term employment within the local labour market. Delivering both the DMS and ESS contracts we are partnering and building relationships with both employers and job seekers to overcome barriers and achieve employment outcomes for job seekers. Mission Australia has two offices in the NT situated in Palmerston and Wanguri to support job seekers.

 

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Our Disability Employment Services provide tailored support to people with a disability on their journey to securing long term employment within the local labour market. Delivering both the DMS and ESS contracts we are partnering and building relationships with both employers and job seekers to overcome barriers and achieve employment outcomes for job seekers. Mission Australia has two offices in the NT situated in Palmerston and Wanguri to support job seekers.

 

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Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people & children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities.

Arts Cooperative, Mwerre Anthurre – Bindi

An arts cooperative that focuses on encouraging thepromotion of culturally relevant work options and professional art development for indigenous and non-indigenous people.

Bindi

A cross-cultural human rights organisation that provides arange of support services including community options and supported employment for indigenous and non-indigenous people with intellectual or psychiatric disabilities.

Day Program

A day program providing a range of activities for people with disabilities including cooking, painting and woodwork.

Employment Options

Provides cross-cultural employment and support options for indigenous and non-indigenous people with disabilities.

Haberdashery

Provides paid work in a haberdashery for people with disabilities. Work includes sewing tasks and clothing alterations.

Social Enterprise

Provides paid work for people with disabilities, for clients such as QANTAS and Australia Post.

Social Participation Program

A community access program that focusses on developmental concerns for people with multiple and profound disabilities.

Supported Accommodation

Provides supported accommodation for people with disabilities.

Support Programs

A not-for-profit registered charity that supports people including families in need and people with disabilities and for various reasons require a helping hand in their daily life.

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Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities.

Arts Cooperative, Mwerre Anthurre – Bindi

An arts cooperative that focuses on encouraging thepromotion of culturally relevant work options and professional art development for indigenous and non-indigenous people.

Bindi

A cross-cultural human rights organisation that provides arange of support services including community options and supported employment for indigenous and non-indigenous people with intellectual or psychiatric disabilities.

Day Program

A day program providing a range of activities for people with disabilities including cooking, painting and woodwork.

Employment Options

Provides cross-cultural employment and support options for indigenous and non-indigenous people with disabilities.

Haberdashery

Provides paid work in a haberdashery for people with disabilities. Work includes sewing tasks and clothing alterations.

Social Enterprise

Provides paid work for people with disabilities, for clients such as QANTAS and Australia Post.

Social Participation Program

A community access program that focusses on developmental concerns for people with multiple and profound disabilities.

Supported Accommodation

Provides supported accommodation for people with disabilities.

Support Programs

A not-for-profit registered charity that supports people including families in need and people with disabilities and for various reasons require a helping hand in their daily life.

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