Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Directory

A directory for the general public and workers to access up-to-date listing of community sector social services available in the Northern Territory.

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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Relationship Australia NT has a new service that can help seniors feel more respected and safer. It’s a service for older people who are being neglected, treated badly, are feeling unsafe or worried because they are having problems with their family, friends or carers. Get free help through counselling, assisted family meetings, support and referrals. Support from experienced Aboriginal staff and interpreters is also available. For more information, visit https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/senior-relationship-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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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.  https://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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A service to assist and guide older Australians and their families to make informed choices about their aged care needs and to get the best outcomes from the aged care system.

For people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports.

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A service to assist and guide older Australians and their families to make informed choices about their aged care needs and to get the best outcomes from the aged care system.

For people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports.

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COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.

Now in its 50th year, COTA NT provides services, support and information including NT Seniors Card, Age Care Navigators, Seniors Month activities, multicultural programs and events including Seniors Expo

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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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Senior Citizens’ Association

Provides a range of activities for seniors in Alice Springs including bingo, card games, woodworking, snooker, bus trips and a monthly lunch.

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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 https://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 https://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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The Elders Visiting program provides an opportunity for Elders to participate in, and promote more community involvement / input into a prisoner’s preparation for release. The program provides an opportunity for Elders to emphasise ‘mediated release’ and engage with community members and, where appropriate, have those community members attend mediated discussions with the offenders, in preparation for their release and return to community.

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Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is a large, progressive and professional Aboriginal organisation with a dual purpose: It is the representative organisation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin and is also a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.

LNAC is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in the areas of:

  • community services
  • homelessness support
  • land and sea monitoring
  • management and arts, culture and knowledge.
Aged & Disability Support Services

Larrakia Nation Aged Care Service is an approved provider of Aged Care Services for the Commonwealth Department of Health.  Our primary focus is to assist our clients in living stronger, living longer. We do this by focusing on working with individuals and their strengths, capacity and goals to enable them to remain living independently and safely in their home.

Tenancy Support

Provides life-skills training for tenants in areas such as budgeting, money & debt management, renters’ rights & responsibilities and household safety to enable them to retain tenancies and maintain healthy places to live.

Return to Country (RTC)

Provides information, referral, proof of identification documents, and return-to-country flights for indigenous people returning to their communities.

The office also finds short-term accommodation for indigenous people who are living in or visiting Darwin.

Health Engagement & Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) Program

Provides practical support for homeless and houseless indigenous people in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Programs include Grass Buddies and Arts in the Grass.

Larrakia Assist & Night Patrol

Our Night Patrol service runs three vehicles, seven nights a week, looking after Aboriginal people in Darwin and Palmerston. We provide early intervention to remove people from danger and keep them safe. We resolve disputes using culture and mediation.

Larrakia Outreach & Transport Service

An outreach intervention, prevention and transport service for indigenous people who are homeless, itinerant or living in the long grass. Transport is provided to enable people to attend medical appointments, Centrelink offices, other welfare services and the airstrip for return-to-country flights.

Youth Patrol

Our Youth Patrol is a new initiative funded in Night Patrol. Operating a bus with the same times and contact number as Night Patrol, we take young people home so they get to bed to be ready for school the next day. We work closely with local youth centres to deliver this service and we encourage any young people needing transport home at night to call us on 1800 101 645

Larrakia Rangers

Provide conservation and land management services including erosion control, feral animal & weed control, board walk construction, turtle rescue, fencing, marine surveys and water quality testing.

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Relationships Australia NT can provide specialist counselling, records searching, family tracing, information and events to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Forgotten Australians refers to children who grew up in orphanages, foster care, children’s homes or other institutions in Australia from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Former Child Migrants refers to children who were deported from the United Kingdom, often without their families’ knowledge or consent.

More information can be found at https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/find-and-connect-support-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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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, visithttps://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, visithttps://www.calvarycommunitycare.org.au or email ccc@calvarycare.org.au

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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 Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

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.

 

 

 

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ParaQuad NT is a division of ParaQuad NSW and exists to “support people of all ages with spinal cord injury or other similar related health conditions to achieve their choices in life”

BrightSky Australia is a one-stop-shop for specialist healthcare products which can help maintain health and independence;

  • Continence products – disposable pads, pants and all-in-ones, catheters, drainage bags and accessories
  • Bowel management products
  • Wound care dressings and skin care products
  • Nutritional supplements, vitamins and enteral feeds
  • Respiratory products

Regardless of eligibility to the NDIS, ParaQuad NT is here to support anybody with spinal cord injury or like conditions to achieve their life goals.

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Relationships Australia NT provides counselling, reunion mediation, records searching, family tracing, information and events to people affected by past forced adoptions policies and practices in Australia between the 1940s and 70s.

We understand that issues around forced adoption may be hard to share and difficult to understand. Our experienced staff are respectful of people’s differing choices and options, and we acknowledge and value the diverse experiences of those affected.

 

More Information: https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/forced-adoption-support-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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Computer Support

We help seniors, people with disabilities and others improve their skills and enjoyment of home computer and communications technologies. Monthly meetings are held at the Casuarina Library on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 2.00pm.

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