COTA NT advocating for and working towards an age-friendly, just, inclusive and equitable society for all Territorians over 50
Launched by the Commonwealth Government, paving the way for how online and other supports and services will be delivered to carers from April 2020. Practical advice and support for carers including: help and advice, carer support (phone counselling, connecting with other carers, self-guided coaching, skills courses), taking a break (respite), financial help, real-life stories and tips.
Carers NT is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity with offices in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Ramingining, dedicated to improving the lives of unpaid carers living in the Northern Territory. Carers NT offer supports and services such as respite, emotional support, social support, advocacy, education, counselling and other therapies.
Telephone: 08 8920 9400
Early intervention services; home away from home respite, lifestyle options and support living.
Telephone: 0418 857 042
CPNT aims to encourage parents and families caring for a person with cerebral palsy. it aims to provide up to date information on local service providers in the Darwin region through its website and seeks to raise community awareness about the condition.
Telephone: 1800 021 919 (free call)
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.
CarerHelp is a new resource to support unpaid carers launched on 17th October during National Carers Week 2019. Developed as part of the Australian Family Carer Toolkit Project, this resource helps to prepare unpaid carers to care for a partner, parent, child or friend at the end of life. CarerHelp supports carers to learn what to expect, communicate, plan ahead, and make shared decisions.
Five pathways provide easy to understand guidance. Each of the pathways contains tailored resources, tools and information to help in caring for a person at the end of life.
Telephone: 08 8948 5228 (Darwin), 08 7979 0081 Alice Springs / National Dementia Helpline can be contacted by phoning 1800 100 500 during business hours
Dementia Australia NT is the peak body for dementia services in the NT and provides support and education for people with dementia, their families and carers, health care professionals and the general public. Alzheimer’s Australia regularly conducts regular risk reduction programs.
Telephone: 1300 374 537
Epilepsy Action Australia is a national service provider delivering services to people with epilepsy and their families. Services include individual service plans, epilepsy information and guidance, first aid, seizure management planning, education and training programs, peer support, memory workshops and Online Self-management tools.
Telephone: 8995 2222/ 1800 GUIDE DOGS (free call)
Guide Dogs NT Vision Services is the main provider of vision services to adults and children with vision loss across the NT. Providing a range of support and education services including Orientation and Mobility services and Low Vision services.
Telephone: 1800 800 110
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need. The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
Telephone: 8943 9600 or 1300 780 081 (Cost of local call)
TeamHEALTH provides much needed non-clinical supports to Territorians living with mental illness throughout the Top End. We provide a range of services including residential services, community housing, individual recovery and group based supports, along with early intervention support, home based aged care services which are in line with our mental health promotion and education programs. TeamHEALTH’s vision is that all people lead a full and valued life which is achieved through a philosophy of creating community capacity for good mental health through the provisions of supports, advocacy and education.