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.

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Darwin Toy Library is a community based organisation located in the Darwin suburb of Marrara, Northern Territory. toy lending service in Marrara. The service offers information on parenting, toys and equipment for parents, carers and community members to promote the learning, development and wellbeing of children in Darwin.

 

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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Pandanus is a free and confidential service for young pregnant women and young parents wanting pre and post natal support and education. We aim to increase awareness of healthy relationships and enable young people to build support networks.

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The Community Visitors Scheme aims to enrich the lives of socially and/or culturally isolated residents in Aged Care facilities and Home Care recipients living in the community. This is achieved by matching care recipients one to one with a volunteer visitor who commits to visiting a minimum of once a fortnight.

The Gathering Incorporation is a not-for-profit Christian organisation. The Gathering Incorporation is the peak body for the operation of a range of sub-groups and programs. A key sub-group of the Gathering Incorporation is the Baptist Bush Church.

Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

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A specialised financial counselling service for people experiencing financial difficulty as a result of problem gambling.

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Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.

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Central Australian Congress has over 40 years of experience providing primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. The organisation’s comprehensive range of culturally appropriate services and programs care for the social, emotional, cultural and physical health and well being of Aboriginal people.

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Accredited Family Dispute Resolution practitioners can assist separating couples to work through issues such as living arrangements for their children and property settlements. Impartial practitioners provide mediation to help both parties reach an agreement.
Property mediation services are also available to separating couples without children on a fee for service basis.

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MASA is a managed and supported accommodation service for men and women over 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide accommodation, case management and linkages to other key services. The program creates an environment where clients can develop skills for independence and then transition into long term tenancies.

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Crisis accommodation Gove provides the highest of client care, confidentiality and support to all women and children experiencing domestic or family violence in an environment that is non-discriminatory, participatory, and culturally respectful.

The service is committed to promoting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all our clients and their families. A team of Support Workers and a Family & Children Support Worker provide 24/7 assistance.

Providing education and resources relating to domestic or family violence and involvement in community development activities.

Provision of support services to women and children who are at risk of or are experiencing domestic or family violence. Advocacy, information, education, referrals to empower women & their families towards self care, and self resilience in community life.’

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.  Somerville’s Disability Services program aims to provide high quality services to people with disability living in the Top End of the Northern Territory. We strive to provide innovative and best practice support that meets individuals’ needs and wants.  The program utilises the principles and objectives of the Disability Services Act (1986) and the National Disability Services Standards (1993) to provide high quality support.

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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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Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. The organisation works to protect children from harm and assist them to access qaultiy education and health services.

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Anglicare NT manages Prison Chaplaincy services in Darwin and Alice Springs on behalf of the Northern Territory Council of Churches.

The Gathering Incorporation is a not-for-profit Christian organisation. The Gathering Incorporation is the peak body for the operation of a range of sub-groups and programs. A key sub-group of the Gathering Incorporation is the Baptist Bush Church.

Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

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The Social Support Program provides social activities  in a community-based setting. The program is supported by a transport service to collect and drop off participants to their homes. Activities are planned with the aspirations of the older person as the focus.

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