Danila Dilba Health Service
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.
A society in which the health, well-being and quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is equal to that of non-Indigenous Australians.
To improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social well-being of the Biluru community of the Yilli Rreung Region through innovative comprehensive primary health care programs, community services and advocacy that are based on the principles of equity, access, empowerment, community self-determination and collaboration.
Our Core Values
The core values of Danila Dilba Health Service underpin our activities:
- provision of and advocacy for services that are equitable, accessible, professional, high quality and responsive to local needs.
- working with our community to ensure a culturally-appropriate environment that promotes safety, trust and respect
- supporting a workplace culture based on honesty, integrity, fairness, transparency and accountability.
Danila Dilba Health Service
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region.
Darwin Aboriginal & Islander Women’s Shelter
DAIWS provides safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence.
The services provided include support, referral, outreach and domestic violence crisis accommodation.
Darwin Accommodation Services
DAS Accommodation and Support Services is a division of HPA that provides a wide range of support services to Territorians with disabilities with low to moderate support needs.
We provide a range of skills training and services to encourage individuals to live in the least restrictive environment within the community.
DAS provides this valuable outreach support, on a full-time, part-time basis, to approximately 35 people living independently in the community. These clients are living either in units rented from HPA, NT housing or privately owned dwellings situated in the Darwin and Palmerston regions.
Disability Outreach Service
An outreach service providing support for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to remain in their own housing or to live independently in accommodation of their choice.
Provides supported accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities.
Darwin Asylum Seeker Support & Advocacy Network Incorporated (DASSAN)
DASSAN provides advocacy and support services that benefit asylum seekers in the community and in immigration detention in Darwin that include:
- Direct provision of welfare and emotional support to asylum seekers;
- Brokering for pro-bono legal, medical and housing services for asylum seekers;
- Supporting community members to advocate asylum seekers; and
- Promoting an awareness of the issues affecting asylum seekers.
Please note: DASSAN is volunteer run organisation, please make contact via our website https://www.dassan.org/ contact us page and someone will respond asap.
Darwin Community Arts
Darwin Community Arts (DCA) is a non-profit, incorporated Association that focuses on community-based arts and cultural development.
Malak continues to be a pilot area for DCA’s neighbourhood-based approach although its programs and projects cover different neighbourhoods of Darwin Region (which includes the Tiwi Islands, City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, and Litchfield Shire).
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.
Darwin Community Legal Service
DCLS is a free, confidential service. We assist disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights. We work towards a community where everyone has access to legal advice and support. We seek to challenge unjust laws and procedures, and to ensure that people are aware of their legal rights.
General Legal Service
The General Legal Service can provide free legal information and advice on most non-criminal matters including:
- credit and debt
- social security (Centrelink) rights
Tenants’ Advice Service
Provides information, advice, advocacy and support for tenants on all tenancy and related legal issues.
The TAS works to:
- Advise you on problems you are having with your landlord or real estate agent.
- Negotiate and advocate on your behalf with your landlord or real estate agent.
- Assist you with advice, documentation and in some cases representation before the Norther Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT).
- Talk to your community group or organisation about tenants’ rights
- Undertake activities to improve legislation and policies for residential tenants in the Northern Territory
Seniors and Disability Rights Service
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service is based in Darwin and regularly visits Katherine, Nhulunbuy and other locations across the Top End of the NT as required.
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who:
- want to know about their rights and how to obtain them
- receive Commonwealth funded aged care services in residential facilities
We also provide:
- community awareness and education activities
- systemic advocacy, policy and law reform work
- NDIS planning and appeals support
- information, education and referrals through our Elder Abuse Information Line (1800 037 072)
Darwin Men’s Shed
Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages. Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for small woodworking or other hobby activities and community projects.
Darwin Podiatry, complete foot care for the entire family, from children to the elderly, elite athletes to the weekend warrior.
Welcome to Darwin Podiatry. As a specialist clinic, Darwin Podiatry deals exclusively with conditions affecting the foot and ankle, as well as treating problems associated with the shins, knees, hips, and lower back which result from the influence of foot function.
Darwin Podiatry is the oldest and largest foot care clinic in the Territory. We are passionate about providing gold standard health care to ensure pain free activity for people of all ages.
Our friendly team love what we do and love working together to give each and every patient the best variety of foot care options and footwear available.
Darwin Skills Development Scheme (DSDS)
Darwin Skills Development Scheme Inc is a community based not for profit organisation that is the Sponsor for Project Employment, the Indigenous Employment Program, and Emergency Relief funds.
We believe that everyone has the right to engage in meaningful work, to fulfil their potential as citizens and participate equitably in their community
Disability Employment Services
A specialised employment service providing placement, training and support in the open labour market for young people and adults with disabilities. Various free services individually tailored for job seekers, employees and employers are provided.
Emergency Relief Funds
The Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) program, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance on a case by case basis for people in crisis situations. Assistance available includes food vouchers, payment contribution towards electricity, telephone accounts or other utilities account held by the account holder, emergency short term accommodation and other assistance as requested by individuals.
Darwin Toy Library
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.
Dawn House Inc provides services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence.
Crisis accommodation is available for women with children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence. Referral to specialist domestic violence counselling is offered. Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.
Domestic Violence Community Education Service
Provides training & resource support relating to domestic or family violence for government & non-government agencies. Dawn House participates in community development activities that work to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence.
Domestic Violence Support
Provides outreach, assistance, information, advocacy, training, counselling, referral and support for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. A children’s support worker is available.
Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.
DeafNT provides advocacy, information and referral for hearing-impaired people and lobbies government on behalf of all hearing-impaired people.
Auslan classes may be provided for individuals, families or groups.
Dementia Australia NT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Education
The Department of Education provides education to young Territorians from the early years to adulthood. It has a range of strategic policy, regulatory, delivery and support responsibilities including:
- ensuring quality early learning and development programs
- delivering high quality education services to maximise student learning
- providing pathways for school-aged students aligned with their further education, and work or career aspirations
- providing a regulatory function over the operation of early childhood services and non-government schools
- supporting Northern Territory (NT) institutions delivering tertiary education
- Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)