At Pathfinders, we deliver tailored outdoor and adventure-based programs that promote social inclusion and enable healing for vulnerable young people. Our programs are designed to be accessible and promote pro-social behaviours, internal capacities, and community connections. Depending on the needs of the young person or group, our programs can range from a few hours to a few days in length. We believe that by providing supportive and nurturing environments, we can help young people overcome adversity and build a brighter future.
Our therapeutic adventure programs are open to young people aged 10-17. We conduct both group and individual programs. We have limited spaces available so it’s important to make a referral as soon as possible to secure a spot. These are fee for service programs.
Make a referral through our website www.pathfindersNT.com.au
Calvary Community Care
Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.
Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.
Calvary Community Care is a provider of:
- Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
- Community Home Support Programs
- Veterans Home Care
- Disability in Home Support, and
- Individual Support Programs.
Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.
Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.
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, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.
The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role. We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.
These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.
Central Australian Supported Accommodation Central Australia (CASA)
CASA provides a range of living options for people with an intellectual disability including variety of transitional living options, short term respite placements, training and development within areas specific to client needs and a variety of permanent and independent supported accommodation options for people with an intellectual disability.
Independent Living Options
A support program to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to live independently in their own housing.
A respite service for clients in order to assist families and carers of adults with intellectual disabilities.
Supported Accommodation Options
Provides supported accommodation options for adults with intellectual disabilities. Group-home and independent-living options are available.
Community Visitor Program
The NT Community Visitor Program is an independent service located in the Anti-Discrimination Commission.
Its aim to ensure the rights of those being treated for mental illness or disability are upheld and their views and concerns are heard.
Community visitors are people employed by the CVP who regularly visit Mental Health Inpatient facilities and Disability Secure Care facilities to ensure an appropriate standard of care.
The Community Visitor Program (CVP) provides monitoring, complaint resolution and advocacy services for people detained and receiving care under the Mental Health and Related Services Act 1998 and Disability Services Act 1993. The CVP also makes and monitors recommendations on systemic issues such as interpreter use and seclusion reduction.
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 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.
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.
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.