Somerville Community Services – Disability Service Supported Independent Living and Accommodation
Provision of high quality person centered services to people with severe to profound disability in the Top End of the NT.
The organization provides permanent 24 hour coverage in community based supported accommodation. For existing service users it also provides a brokered social program.
Step Out Community Access Service
Step Out offers a range of programs to meet the needs of eligible service users across the age spectrum.
The service users of Step Out have a wide range of disabilities, and many of them are high-needs. Step Out’s client base must meet a certain criteria and is mainly referred by the Katherine office of the Department of Health’s Aged and Disability Program. Step Out support workers strive towards the independence of service users by assisting in tasks, as opposed to completing the tasks themselves. Step Out staff members do not wear uniforms and drive unmarked vehicles to further aid in the integration and acceptance of people with disabilities in the Katherine community.
Step Out delivers community access, group and individual programs, as well as managing a respite house. This latter currently has supported accommodation for two service users and two-week blocks of respite for two additional service users. Each of these services encompasses a life-skills component that focuses on service user’s empowerment and independence.
Community Access Program
A range of activities that assists with community access for people with disabilities. Programs may include art & craft, cooking, shopping, swimming and meals at restaurants.
Employability Skills Program
Provides education in employment skills for young people and adults 18 years old or over with disabilities.
Younger people who are approaching school-leaving age may be assisted in some circumstances. The program also offers work experience and assists clients infinding work experience with employers.
Life Skills Program
Provides education in living skills for individuals with disabilities to enable them to live with a reduced level of care.
Provides respite care of people with disabilities in order to allow families and carers free time.
STEPS Education and Training
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.
Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
Provides training in areas including aged care, health and community services.
Skills for Education & Employment (SEE)
Provides language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers whose skills are below the level considered necessary to secure sustainable employment or pursue further education and training.
Provides support for young people to participate in education & employment and to improve their health & wellbeing.
TeamHEALTH provide services and support to Territorians who have a mental health concern or are vulnerable and disadvantaged. This could include supporting people when they come out of hospital, or when they become unwell, to regain confidence and connections. Perhaps it’s gaining safe and secure housing, getting a job or gaining new skills. It’s about supporting them to undertake daily tasks that are often taken for granted. It’s listening to and understanding what an individual wants and utilising the strengths and resources they have or that are available to them – so they can create their best life.
- Types of support available:
- Individual support for adults
- Centre Based Support for adults
- Support for Older Adults
- Support Coordination for individuals with an NDIS package
- Child, Youth and Family Support
- Housing Support
- Residential Support
- Education and Training
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.
Territory Care & Support Services (TCASS)
Territory Care and Support Services (TCASS) is a non-government, locally owned and operated organisation, established to provide care, support and respite services for people with disabilities who wish to live independently within their community.
Total Recreation NT
Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.
Programs focus on developing independence.
Variety the Children’s Charity
Variety – the Children’s Charity supports kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with Special Needs.
Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem. We make sure the kids who miss out, can always join in
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Aged Disability
We work to help elders stay safe and strong by offering disability support and enabling access to visit country (home). We look out for opportunities to support elders, helping people to stay at home on communities, providing warm blankets and clothing in the winter. The public has supported our annual blanket appeal generously.
Frail aged people on communities can become ill quickly during the bitterly cold desert winters, and sadly some pass away early because of neglect. We seek out those who may have fallen between the cracks and offer our support. It is vital that we renew the supply of blankets each year because of the harsh conditions.