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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Tennant Creek Transport “We move People”- Addressing Transport disadvantage in Tennant Creek.

Accredited to Operated Commercial Passenger Vehicles  and NDIS registered transport provider.

  1. Town Flexible Route bus Service – Monday to Friday 8-5
  2. Door to Door Minibus ( wheelchair capacity 2) Monday to Friday 7.30 -5
  3. Greyhound Connect Service – getting passengers to and from the Greyhound Service in Tennant Creek
  4. Charter Services

 

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NT Friendship & Support also has a respite house and can provide Short Term Accommodation

Contact our Community Engagement Manager – Tricia on 08-8971-0027 for more information

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Coordination of Supports            Individual Supports           Group Activities         Employment and Training

Short Term Accommodation      Respite services                   Out of Home Care     Senior Support (CHSP)

 

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Wurli Community Services

Wurli provides a range of community services to Aboriginal people living in Katherine and 40 km radius.

Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if clients prefer, the clinic also operates an appointment system for current clients.

Access to all clinical services is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine. Wurli will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care.

Wellbeing Unit

The Wellbeing unit is located at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) and starts from a position of cultural sensitivity and respect to deliver individualised, holistic intervention, treatment and management services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Katherine Region.

The unit also delivers community engagement and development activities that promote living socially and emotionally healthy lifestyle.

What to see us for

You can come and see us for support for the following:

  • Mental Health and Counselling Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services
  • Community education and information sessions
  • Assistance with resolving housing issues, understanding Centrelink payments and advocacy support.

 

StrongBala Justice Support Program

The StrongBala Justice Program aims to give Indigenous men regular access to culturally appropriate holistic health, justice and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services as well as providing educational sessions through a Personal Development Program (PDP).  Referrals to internal and external health providers and other agencies are provided as required.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (downstairs) for support for the following:

  • Men’s issues
  • Family support
  • Good food advice/cooking
  • Breakfast and clothes washing facilities
  • Help in accessing other services, such as wellbeing, health and AOD services

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program

Wurli’s Alcohol & Other Drugs service provides a holistic and culturally competent drug and alcohol counselling service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Katherine region.

AOD services are provided to assist in the reduction of the harmful impacts that Alcohol and other Drug misuse/ abuse has on other individuals and family safety, community well-being, as well as contributing towards the health outcomes for individual clients.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) for support for the following:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling for individuals, families and groups
  • AOD issues and resources
  • School visits and information sessions

 

Strong Indigenous Families (SIF)

Wurli’s Strong Indigenous Families (SIF) Program aims to address the behaviours that lead to family and domestic violence to improve the safety of women and their children.

Through the delivery of therapeutic services for children and case management services for the family, SIF works towards breaking the inter-generational cycle of family and domestic violence and the removal of children from families.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (upstairs) for support for the following:

  • Family safety planning
  • A range of therapeutic services and activities targeted at children and family units
  • Case management services including assistance with navigating services and advocacy support
  • Assistance with accessing emergency and crisis services
  • Community education and information

 

Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP)

The Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP) delivers case management and outreach services to people living rough in the Katherine community living areas and town camps.

The Program aims to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of life experienced by KISP clients. This program operates via an outreach model.

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Wurli manages the Binjari Health Centre located 15 kilometres west of Katherine in the Binjari Community. Residents and visitors of Binjari can access a full range of effective and culturally competent primary health care services from the Clinic as well as access referrals into Wurli’s Community Services and Chronic Conditions Clinic available.

The Clinic promotes and protects health and wellbeing by encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviours, controlling the spread of disease and preventing harm and injury while influencing the social determinants of health.

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Wurli Clinical Services

Wurli provides a range of clinical services to Aboriginal people living in Katherine and 40 km radius. Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if clients prefer, the clinic also operates an appointment system for current clients.

Access to all clinical services is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine. Wurli will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care.

Acute and General Care

The Main Clinic is located at 25 Third Street is staffed by male and female Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners (RAHPs), Registered Nurse and General Practitioners.  A Senior RAHP oversees its operation in the position of the Clinic Coordinator.  The Main Clinic staff can make referrals to other Wurli services i.e. Wellbeing, AOD, SIF, Gudbinji, WWFPP and Strongbala Justice or to external organisations when required.

The Main Clinic is AGPAL accredited.

Triage

Main Clinic has a triage system in order to improve patient flow and to reduce the waiting time in which they will be allocated to a team within our triage system – Team 1, Team 2 or the Appointments Doctor – to help improve the flow in regards to their health care.

The Triage RAHP/RN provides first point of contact for all clients that present to the clinic – they take their basic observations check then they start the health journey into the main clinic for their health care. This system operates on a walk in basis.

What to see the acute and general care team for: 

The Main Clinic is the best place to come for any of the following (and more):

  • A well person’s check-up
  • Injury, wound or sore
  • Short term sickness and regular medication reviews when required
  • Screening and treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Immunisations
  • General primary health care, including health education.

 

Women & Children’s Health Program

The Women’s & Children’s Team is located at 21 Third Street and has a focus on providing a healthy beginning to life.

Women’s Health

The Women’s program is the best place for women to come for any of the following (and more):

  • a well women’s check-up and PAP smears
  • advice on family planning and contraception
  • antenatal health care for pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Privacy in screening and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • any women’s health business

Child Health

The Child Health program is the best place for both men and women to bring children for any of the following (and more):

  • Developmental checks
  • Parental support
  • Early childhood nutrition
  • Babies and small children’s immunisations

Please note: sick children should go straight to Main Clinic. Men are very welcome to bring their children along to the Children’s Health program.

 

StrongBala Men’s Health

Strongbala Men’s Health  operates out of the Tom Cameron Wing at the main building, 25 Third Street. StrongBala Men’s Health deliver cultural appropriately services to our male clients. The team is staffed by male only RAHPs, Doctors and RNs.

What to see us for

The StrongBala Health Clinic is the best place for men to come if you have any of the following:

  • a well person’s check-up
  • Injury, wound or sore
  • Short term sickness such as flu
  • Immunisations
  • Privacy in screening and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Advice on risks of tobacco, AOD use, lack of physical activity and nutrition.

 

Gudbinji Chronic Conditions Care

Wurli established this separate chronic disease clinic to provide a culturally appropriate and supportive service and education with an emphasis on self-management of chronic disease conditions. Coordination of the different services required by individual patients is a big feature of Gudbinji’s work and client care is not limited to clinical care or referral to allied health care. More time is used to provide client case management, education, support and advocacy to ensure a holistic approach to chronic disease management.

The Program is located at 6 Kintore Street and places very strong emphasis on developing preventative strategies revolving around healthy eating and exercise promotion and education.

What to see us for

The Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic will look after you if you are an adult who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as:

  • diabetes
  • diabetic education
  • eye health
  • heart disease
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • respiratory disease
  • renal disease
  • cancer

 

Family Partnership Program

This program delivers in-home outreach services that aims to improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventative health practices, support mothers to improve their child’s health and development and help mothers to develop a vision for their own future.

To achieve this, structured and sustained home visits to women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child.

Their team is staffed by an RN Supervisor, 3 Family Home Visitors (RNs) and 2 Community Family Partnership Workers and operates from the Women and Children’s Centre at 21 Third Street.

What to see us for

Come see us or call us if you are an expectant mother and would like to know what support services this program can provide to you. This program is not compulsory. Don’t hesitate to contact the friendly staff who can provide you with more information.

 

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion program collaborates with all Wurli program areas to plan, implement and evaluate high quality and culturally relevant activities and campaigns in various settings including the clinics, schools, and the community to maximise positive health outcomes.

The following are priorities needing to be addressed by the Health Promotion program:

  • healthy lifestyle choices, benefits of eating good food and exercise
  • dangers of smoking and tobacco
  • pregnancy and smoking and the effects on the unborn baby
  • diabetes information

You can say “hi” to our health promotion team at:

  • National awareness campaign activities and events
  • Health promotion information and activities at public venues
  • Health promotion linkage with other Wurli programs, for example clinical programs
  • Partnerships with sporting codes and other community organisations
  • School visits and information sessions

We have many great, culturally appropriate resources to help support health promotion messages.

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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

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CHSP provides transport for eligible clients to attend social activities, shopping, medical and other health service appointments. It also provides assistance within the home environment or while accessing community services where the support worker attends the activity with the client (for example banking, shopping and medical appointments). CHSP operates one vehicle that travels to the Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas to assist eligible clients that are frail or younger with disabilities.

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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.

Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

stjohn.png

St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

stjohn.png

St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

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