Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC)
Provides Housing via a waiting list. Not emergency housing. Targeted to working Aboriginal people and/or Aboriginal Seniors over 50.
COTA NT – Aged Care Navigator Program
These services are for people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports. This means older people, their families, friends and others who want to link with aged care supports.
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)
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.
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.
Gap Youth & Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation
The Gap Youth and Community Centre is a grass roots organisation which was established in 1977 by the local Aboriginal Community. The organisation’s central goal is to provide a safe place for young Indigenous people and their families. Gap Youth has a high level of understanding of the youth context and a long history of delivering programs for young Aboriginal people in Alice Springs.
After-school is available to assist parents of primary school children attending local schools.
Social and recreational activities are provided for infants and preschool children and their parents or carers.
Seniors’ Leather Workshop Group
Aboriginal elders meet to make leather goods.
Sport & Recreation
A sport & recreation program provides a range of activitiesincluding basketball, pool, table tennis and a drop-in centre with internet cafe facilities for children, young people and their families.
Stay Strong Women’s Group
A group focusing on issues of concern for young and adult indigenous women.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children.
Youth Homelessness Program (Reconnect)
A preventive early intervention program for 12 to 18 year olds and their families where the young person is homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program seeks to improve relationships where the youth is becoming disconnected from their families, school or work and where there is a risk of their leaving home prematurely without family support.
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.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation
Aged Care Services
Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.
Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.
Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)
The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.
Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.
Home Makers’ Centre
The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.
Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)
The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.
Land Management Unit
The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.
The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.
Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.
Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturally aware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.
Support Services (HACC)
Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.
Training & Employment Services
The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.
Youth Development Program
A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.
A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.
Aged Care Facility: High-Level-Care
High-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders requiring nursing care.
Aged Care Facility: Low-Level-Care
Low-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders capable of independent living with minimal support.
Self-contained accommodation is available for indigenous elders capable of independent living.
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is a large, progressive and professional Aboriginal organisation with a dual purpose: It is the representative organisation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin and is also a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.
LNAC is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in the areas of:
- community services
- homelessness support
- land and sea monitoring
- management and arts, culture and knowledge.
Aged & Disability Support Services
Larrakia Nation Aged Care Service is an approved provider of Aged Care Services for the Commonwealth Department of Health. Our primary focus is to assist our clients in living stronger, living longer. We do this by focusing on working with individuals and their strengths, capacity and goals to enable them to remain living independently and safely in their home.
Provides life-skills training for tenants in areas such as budgeting, money & debt management, renters’ rights & responsibilities and household safety to enable them to retain tenancies and maintain healthy places to live.
Return to Country (RTC)
Provides information, referral, proof of identification documents, and return-to-country flights for indigenous people returning to their communities.
The office also finds short-term accommodation for indigenous people who are living in or visiting Darwin.
Health Engagement & Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) Program
Provides practical support for homeless and houseless indigenous people in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Programs include Grass Buddies and Arts in the Grass.
Larrakia Assist & Night Patrol
Our Night Patrol service runs three vehicles, seven nights a week, looking after Aboriginal people in Darwin and Palmerston. We provide early intervention to remove people from danger and keep them safe. We resolve disputes using culture and mediation.
Larrakia Outreach & Transport Service
An outreach intervention, prevention and transport service for indigenous people who are homeless, itinerant or living in the long grass. Transport is provided to enable people to attend medical appointments, Centrelink offices, other welfare services and the airstrip for return-to-country flights.
Our Youth Patrol is a new initiative funded in Night Patrol. Operating a bus with the same times and contact number as Night Patrol, we take young people home so they get to bed to be ready for school the next day. We work closely with local youth centres to deliver this service and we encourage any young people needing transport home at night to call us on 1800 101 645
Provide conservation and land management services including erosion control, feral animal & weed control, board walk construction, turtle rescue, fencing, marine surveys and water quality testing.
- Advisory Services
- Affordable Community Housing
- Crisis Emergency Accommodation
- Dignity Services
- Disability Accommodation Services
- Elder Abuse Prevention
- General Support
- Homelessness Support
- Housing Support Services
- In Home Services
- Programs & Activities
- Residential Aged Care
- Senior’s Advocacy