Senior & Disability Rights
Carpentaria Accommodation Programs
Carpentaria offers a range of Accommodation Programs, with a focus on providing person-centred support and accommodation to enable people with a disability to access and enjoy a safe, comfortable and fulfilling life in their home and in the community.
- Short term accommodation (STA)
- Medium Term / Transitional Accommodation (MTA)
- Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Darwin Community Legal Service | General 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 provides free legal information, advice and representation on most areas of law, including:
- Social Security/Centrelink
- Credit and debt
- Consumer issues and complaints
What to do if you have a legal issue?
Please contact us on 08 8982 1111 to access free legal information or to make a telephone appointment with one of our community lawyers. Appointments are available most weekdays except public holidays.
FREE After-Hours Legal Advice Sessions
Our free after hours advice sessions are held as below, at different locations around Darwin. They are designed to provide one-off initial advice on a range of legal issues. You can talk confidentially about your legal problem with a lawyer, who will give you advice, suggest possible actions, and in some cases may help you to write a letter or prepare other simple documents.
Darwin – every Tuesday by telephone or in person
Walk ins or appointment welcome – call 08 8982 1111 to book an appointment
Darwin – every Thursday in person – no appointment required
5.30 – 7.30pm
Darwin Darwin Community Legal Service Office
Level 2, Winlow House, 75 Woods Street (corner of Lindsay Street) Darwin City
Casuarina – 2nd Saturday of each month – no appointment required. Please call 08 8982 1111 to confirm the date of the next session
10.00 – 11.45am
Casuarina Library – Bradshaw Terrace
Palmerston – 4th Monday of each month – no appointment required. Please call 08 8982 1111 to confirm the date of the next session
6.00 – 7.30pm
Palmerston Library – Goyder Square
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.
TK Community Care Services
Here at TK Community Care, we are a, passionate, community-focused organisation that places client needs at the heart of our operations. We support clients from all backgrounds with a range of needs, including participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Our Team is highly trained and dedicated to helping you create greater freedom and control over your support needs. We can provide specialised services those with physical and/or psychosocial disability. We offer Support Coordination, Psychosocial Recovery Coaching, Short-term Accommodation (STA), Supported Independent Living (SIL), Respite, In-home Support/s, Assistance with Development of Daily Life and Living Skills, Participation in Community, Social, and Civic Activities, Assistance with Travel and Transport, and other services. We are an NDIS registered provider and pride ourselves on delivering quality and individualised services. We are available Monday-Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Our accommodation services run 24/7, please enquire for more information about our accommodation services. We now offer Support Coordination and Psychosocial Recovery Coaching.
- Child Protection
- Community Education & Engagement
- Crime & Victims Counselling
- Domestic Violence Legal Services
- Employment Support
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Immigration & Visa Support
- Indigenous Legal Services
- Legal Advocacy
- Legal Assistance
- Senior & Disability Rights
- Tenancy Advice
- Victims of Crime
- Women’s Legal Services
- Youth Diversion