NT Shelter’s work, as the peak body for affordable housing and homelessness, involves research and policy development, advocacy and communications, sector consultation and coordination, and capacity building. We represent and promote the important work and interests of our members across the affordable housing and homelessness sector with a view to achieving better outcomes for Territorians without access to appropriate and affordable housing. We are also responsible for delivery of the Homelessness Response Group (HRG) Darwin Pilot, the ShelterME website, and other activities as reported in our Annual reports.
Our principal activities are:
NTCOSS Social and Community Sector – Policy and Support
NTCOSS supports a strong and sustainable Community and Social services Sector (the Sector). The Sector is subject to constant change driven by a range of imperatives including legislation, contractual arrangements, competition and increasing demand for services.
NTCOSS identifies and assists the Sector to meet changing requirements though legislative change, social policy changes and operational practises. NTCOSS also works in building organisations’ capacity to provide high quality services by facilitating development and providing resources, information and referrals. Key areas of work are:
- Providing leadership for the Sector to positively influence policy frameworks affecting the Sector;
- Positioning and promoting the Sector to increase its collective influence, and improve recognition of the contribution to society and the economy;
- Promoting real community engagement across NT Government;
- Lobbying for adequate funding and effective service agreements;
- Disseminating information and resources to the Sector;
- Facilitate networking, development and training opportunities for the Sector workforce; and
- Promoting standards and developing organisations’ capacity for quality improvement, accountability and consumer participation.
Surf Life Saving Northern Territory
Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT) is a volunteer-based community service organisation regarded as the peak coastal safety body in the NT, which formed in 1983 and incorporated in 1991.
There are three Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) in the Northern Territory, two in Darwin and one in Nhulunbuy.
Volunteering NT is a division of Volunteering SA&NT which is a not-for-profit organisation and the peak body for volunteering, leading the sector in the Northern Territory. Volunteering NT connects people and organisations to create positive volunteering experiences. We work with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations across the Territory.
Volunteering NT works with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering. We provide a range of services, support and resources for volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers which contribute to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.
Services include advocacy, promotion, consultancy, training, mentoring and research.