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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TEWLS is a community legal centre focused on the advancement of women’s rights. We provide high quality, responsive, and culturally appropriate legal services to women living in the Greater Darwin region.

We provide free and confidential:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Casework and legal representation services
  • Community Legal Education
  • Advocacy and reform services

We can help with:

  • Family law;
  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Victims of Crime Compensation;
  • Housing and tenancy;
  • Consumer law;
  • Debts, fines and welfare rights;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Discrimination;
  • Employment Law;
  • Superannuation and Estates; and
  • Complaints about government and other services.

Free legal clinics – by appointment

  • Daily during business hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every Wednesdays after-hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every second Wednesday at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;

Outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the town communities surrounding Darwin, women incarcerated in the Darwin Correctional Precinct, women being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital, women at the Dawn House Women’s Shelter, and culturally and linguistically diverse women within the Greater Darwin region please contact our office for further details.

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FPNT provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education and training.
We strive to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible services to those most in need.
FPNT is a non-government organisation, not for profit, responsible to a governing board of
volunteers.

Our health clinics are open Monday to Saturday in Coconut Grove and Palmerston. Visit our website for further information: http://www.fpwnt.com.au

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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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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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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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Advocacy

Identifies workplace issues for women in order to raise awareness, lobby for change and provide informed public comment. Interpreters can be arranged. Individual Client Service Provides information, advice and appropriate referral relating to workplace issues for Northern Territory women. Longer term casework assistance and support are also available. Interpreters can be arranged.

Information Service

Provides information for women about their legal rights in the workplace; awards & agreements; workers’ compensation and health & safety; work & family issues; discrimination and harassment in the workplace; workplace bullying; dismissal; and other issues of concern for women in the workforce. Interpreters can be arranged.

Training & Information Sessions

Training & information sessions on industrial relations for women are provided for groups or targeted work places.Topics may include workers’ legal & moral rights and workplace bullying. Interpreters can be arranged.

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Arts Projects & Workshops

Corrugated Iron undertakes projects, workshops and performances in areas such as dance, drama, music, circus and video to develop engagement with the arts and production & presentation skills.

Community Partnerships

Corrugated Iron undertakes partnerships with communities, indigenous agencies, schools [primary and secondary], and councils to develop creative projects and programs that develop young people’s creative capacity, self-expression and confidence.

Training & Mentoring

Corrugated Iron trains and mentors young creatives who wish to become teaching artists, graphic designers, and project workers, as well as mentoring artists developing community engagement capacity to work in urban, regional and remote settings.

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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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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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GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing 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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The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946. AASW (NT) currently has 220 members across the Territory and is the smallest of the Associations nine branches. A vibrant community of committees and practice groups support the work of the Association, we cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations.

Vision: Working together for professional excellence and social justice.

Purpose: To promote the profession of social work, advance social justice, uphold standards and build capacity of members.

Pillars: In order to achieve our Mission, the AASW will:

  1. Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
  2. Be a strong voice for social justice
  3. Build the professional capacity of members
  4. Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
  5. Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
  6. Collaborate with international colleagues
  7. Provide responsible governance and management

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Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers.  Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.

Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre

Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Support

Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.

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Palmerston Men’s Shed

The Palmerston Men’s shed welcomes Men and Women over the age of 18 yrs.

Australian Men’s Shed Association provides space for rehabilitation, socializing, companionship and gremlins getting into trouble. We do many community projects, shed projects and personal projects.

We have a large variety of woodwork tools and machinery as well as welding plant and various other metal work tools for members to use onsite. Members are welcome to make their own things. Tools are not lent out.

Annual fee of $50 cover your insurance The Men’s Shed provides support and friendship to all.

 

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Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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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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Down Syndrome Support & Community Education

Support and information is available for people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers. Community education workshops promote awareness, resources and skills development to students, families schools carers and health professionals in relation to the health and wellbeing of people who have Down Syndrome.

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Saltbush Social Enterprises (Saltbush) is a not-for-profit organisation that was developed in response to the critical need for opportunities that create prosperity parity for marginalised Australians in the Northern Territory (NT).
We put Indigenous people at the centre of our organisation because we know we cannot achieve employment parity until all people have equal employment opportunities. Our motto is a person with a job is a person with a future. We strive to break down barriers that others do not experience by taking a ‘boots on the ground’ approach.
All programs and activities we deliver including Supported Bail Accommodation, Employment Services, Saltbush Wellbeing Program, and our Accelerated Aboriginal Chefs of Excellence (AACE) have an underlining focus on helping participants with employment opportunities.
Our strength is our unique mentoring product where our focus is to specialise in empowering Indigenous and other marginalised Territorian jobseekers to develop life skills and basic employability skills moving them along the continuum and then connect them to education and employment for a rewarding, meaningful and sustainable working life.
Saltbush also provide counselling.
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Volunteering NT is community spirited, inclusive, innovative and promotes a culture of learning. We
work with individuals, organisations and communities who are interested in volunteering to:
• provide a credible and informed voice in volunteering;
• be the centre of knowledge and expertise in volunteering;
• position volunteering as a core component of a high quality of life;
• work with volunteers and volunteering communities to enrich the volunteering experience
• increase volunteering;
• encourage self-reliance in volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition of
volunteers.
Volunteering NT provide a range of services including advice to government, training for volunteers
and volunteer involving organisations, volunteer referrals, research and policy development. They are
active in advocacy, promotion, research and development, effective volunteer management and
practices, provision of products and services and developing volunteering pathways.

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