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Council on the Ageing NT Inc (COTA NT)

Website: www.cotant.org.au
Telephone: 8941 1004
Email: admin@cotant.org.au
Non-for-profit peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of senior Territorians. Providing: information and advocacy services, policy review and consumer representation, events and workshops throughout the year, Seniors EXPO and Seniors Month activities.  Also runs services and program supporting seniors’ groups, individuals, CaLD community and social engagement.

Community Visitor Program

Website: www.cvp.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 1800 021 919 (free call)
Email: CVPProgramADC@nt.gov.au
The Community Visitor Program (CVP) is an independent service located in the Anti-Discrimination Commission. Its purpose is to protect the rights of people receiving treatment under the: Mental Health and Related Services Act, Disability Services Act and Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act. The SVP protects and promotes the rights of people receiving treatment from NT mental health, disability and mandatory alcohol services, and works to ensure a high quality of treatment and services in the Northern Territory.

Disability Discrimination Advocacy

Website: www.dcls.org.au
Telephone: 8982 1111 / 1800 812 953 (free call)
Email: info@dcls.org.au
Provides advice and advocacy on the application of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act. The service is free and confidential. Also provides advice and advocacy on the application of the Disability Discrimination Act and the following schedules attached to that Act: Transport Standards, Education Standards and Accessible Buildings. 

Seniors and Disability Rights Service (SDRS)

Website: www.dcls.org.au
Telephone: 8982 1111
Email: info@dcls.org.au
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service (SDRS) assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who want to understand their rights and know how to implement them. You have rights no matter where you live, or how much assistance you need, including the rights to:
– be supported by an advocate
– be treated with dignity and respect, and to maintain your independence
– feel safe
– make a complaint

We can give you information and help about your rights regarding:
– where you live
– care and services you are receiving
– activities in your community
– support, representation and referral

SDRS has a specialist NDIS Appeals Advocate who can assist if you have issues with NDIS access, planning and reviews. We also provide education and community awareness activities and resources as requested.