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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Formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocates for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’). Rainbow Territory aims to develop a safer, fairer and a more inclusive Northern Territory.

Rainbow Territory wants to change law and policy in the NT to make the NT a better place to live for LGBTQI people of all ages.

We do this through

  • law and policy reform: and
  • supporting and increasing community connection and visibility. 
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Education & Communication Services

Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.

Health Education & Training

Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.

Language, Education & Resource Centre

Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.

Radio Services

The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.

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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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Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations – the nations’ leading lung health charity.

Asthma Swim Program

Provides healthy swimming activities for children with asthma.

Community Education

Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres,sporting organisations and other community groups.

Consultation

Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.

Equipment & Aids

Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.

Hospital Visits

Visits are conducted for those in hospital with asthma related conditions.

Information Stands & Displays

Information stands and displays are available for health promotion related to asthma.

Spirometry Testing

Spirometry testing is available for asthma-related healthconditions.

Telephone Advice Line

Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.

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Keep Australia Beautiful NT promotes, supports and recognises the efforts of the Territorians and their communities through projects that improve living conditions and sustainability by encouraging key community stakeholders to work collaboratively. KABC(NT) puts particular emphasis on litter reduction and waste management in remote communities.

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HeartKids is the compass to help navigate the lifetime journey of the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease.  Our aim is to help them -and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.

We are the voice for all people impacted by congenital heart disease – the largest cause of infant death in Australia.

Our work is focused on our four pillars of Advocacy, Information, Research and Support.

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We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory

Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings

Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group

Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

History

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.

Advocacy

VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.

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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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AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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Representation & Advocacy Services

COGSO encourages and supports parent participation to promote high-quality educational outcomes for children in public primary-school & secondary-school education. Advocacy, support and representation for parents of children in public education on all education-related issues in the Northern Territory and at the national level are provided.

Governance advice and support in targeted remote Northern Territory communities are also provided.

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You may have made contact with EASA (the provider of our Psychological services) in the past and may have been surprised by the depth of services we offer in the Organisational Services area. With encouragement from some of our valued customers we are ensuring that other workplaces are getting the opportunity to access these services too.

CORP was created to meet the growing demand for a dedicated area specialising in support about a range of common challenges. We aim for a dedicated area for employees to explore their own development, and organisations to grow their employees.

We felt that all too commonly Organisations were turning to the South for Services that we have been providing for over 30 years, our challenge is getting the word out. With the ‘Tomorrow’s Territory’ promotion underway, Territory wide, our focus is for NT people to utilise NT services and learn that select local services can service the Territory just as good if not better than down South!
The changing environment in which you operate poses opportunity, to do more with less, to create an adaptable, professional, flexible and skilled workforce to support organisational change and redesign.

We’ve noticed engagement in our services, can be later in the change process and we are engaged in efforts to deal with unintended outcomes. The biggest challenge is engaging in reflection before change occurs as well as during the process. We aim to assist and support your Leadership in the change process. With our background and use of EASA’s psychological expertise we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.

EASA’s basis of psychological knowledge particularly in what we now know about the brain lifts our workshops return on investment. We’ve all attended training that hasn’t engaged us. Growth and development for an individual or an organisation has been researched extensively, this helps us understand whole brain thinking/planning at both the organisation and individual level.

CORP knows that: “we’ve always done it this way’’ relates to our comfort zones, that change or adaption is tough but often necessary in changing environments. Ask how CORP can support your progress and growth tapping into your resources and assisting you to lead.

Services that CORP offers:

Mediation

Group Facilitation

Workplace Investigation

Conflict assessment

Conflict Coaching

Life Coaching

Management Coaching

Training

Exit Interviews

Psych testing

Charter of Agreed Behaviours

 

 

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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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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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Peak Housing & Homelessness Body

The peak non-government agency for housing and homelessness services in the Northern Territory. NT Shelter works to ensure appropriate and affordable housing is available for all Territorians, especially disadvantaged groups and those on low incomes. Services include advocacy on housing & homelessness policy, consultation, dissemination of information, liaison and project work.

Membership is available to non-government organisations providing affordable housing or homelessness services, and individuals with an interest in the issues of homelessness and affordable housing.

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with theGovernment and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.

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Parentline provides free counselling and support to parents and carers of children living in the Northern Territory.

Parentline offers confidential phone and WebChat counselling and support for parents and carers and offers a safety-net for families by providing support when it’s most needed. This includes after hours, weekends, where families may feel isolated and where local services are unavailable.

Whether it’s support for challenging behaviour, relationship with children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help, Parentline is here.

Kids do better when their parents feel supported.

Parentline is here to support parents 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Call 1300 30 1300 or visit parentline.com.au

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The Legal Aid Helpline provides free and confidential legal information, referral to other helpful services, and appointments for free legal advice. Take your first step towards a solution and call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory. Carers NT are the Local Carer Gateway Service provider throughout the Northern Territory.

All carers can access Carer Gateway services. You are a carer if you are looking after someone with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age.

You don’t need to be a new carer to use Carer Gateway services – any carer can use the services at any time in their caring journey.

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, peer support, advice and information.

Carers NT are registered NDIS providers, and we also offer a range of Aged Care services with CHSP funding.

Most of our services do not attract fees, however some services have set fees (NDIS), or request a contribution towards the cost of services provided.

Interpreter Services available.

Registered for NDIS

Disability access.

 

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Support after suicide.

  • reducing the high rates of suicide through the delivery of a critical response service to support individuals and families affected by a suicide or other traumatic incidents
  • providing social support, practical assistance and advocacy support to affected individuals and families
  • building the capacity of local communities and service providers to care for and respond to social disadvantage, including suicides and traumatic incidents in their community
  • strengthening individual, family and community resilience and social wellbeing, and
  • contribute to addressing the social disadvantage needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
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