Disability

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    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:

    • employment
    • credit and debt
    • social security (Centrelink) rights
    • discrimination

    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
    • factsheets
    • 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)

     

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    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. 

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    DeafNT

    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.

     

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    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.

    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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    Disability Advocacy Service

    Disability Advocacy Service Inc. (DAS) provides individual and systemic advocacy dependent on issue and magnitude. DAS offers a free and confidential service to persons and families with disability defending and protecting the rights of all.

    Persons are supported and empowered to exercise their own rights in accordance with the NT Disability Advocacy Standards inclusive of Disability Service Act and Standards.

    Due to COVID-19 our office is by appointment only, to make an appointment, clients can call (08) 8953 1422 or the CEO on 0439458150 Janet Wright.

    DAS can no longer transport clients.  DAS can no longer have more than 2 people in a physical meeting.

    The PEER Support Programs are suspended but may be made available On Line in the future.

    The Royal Commission is suspended, but we can still assist via phone or by appointment.

    NDIS assistance is still available on line or via the phone.

    The Self-Advocacy Tool Box will be available on line.

    Access to the 1-800 RESPECT Website can still be arranged.

    If you have an urgent advocacy matter, please contact us at the above numbers.

     

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    Disability services and Support Organisations

    Blue Wing’s mission is to empower and enable individuals and families so they have room to breathe and feel relief. We are aware of all the daily challenges and fears you overcome, based on our own experiences. Our staff respect each client and know that every disability is not the same. All of us struggle with very different circumstances and situations. We don’t want you feeling isolated or going through depression alone. Our staff will be there for drop-in supports for you to maintain living in your ideal lifestyle. We will help you get the equipment you might not even know you need or have access to and help you engage with the community. You will also be helped with maintaining a healthy physical and mental lifestyle.

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    Disabled Sports Association

    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 Association of the NT

    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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    Family and Children Enquiry Support (FACES)

    FACES is a telephone hotline that offers information about and referrals to support services throughout the whole of the NT. This service can be accessed by anyone in the community from parents and carers to professionals, who are seeking advice on resources and services that can help support and empower families and children.

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    Guide Dogs SA/NT

    Guide Dogs NT is the primary provider of Vision Rehabilitation Services throughout NT, including remote and regional areas. Our specialist team helps children and adults who are blind or vision impaired to achieve a lifetime of independence.

     Our services for Territorians:

    • Low Vision Services
    • Orientation & Mobility
    • Children’s Services
    • Other sensory services
    • Remote and regional workshops and training

     

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