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Carers NT

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.

As part of the National Network of Carers Associations, Carers NT is recognised at Territory, State and Federal levels as the voice of family carers, representing carers’ interests in the Northern Territory community.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Carers NT vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services. Carers NT do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers access to services like short term and emergency respite, regular aged care day and overnight respite, carer counselling, music therapy, volunteer community support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

Special events for carers are scheduled throughout the year, which is an opportunity for carers to relax and have some fun and connect with others within the community. Carers NT also provide training courses, programs, specialised workshops and information sessions for carers that are facilitated throughout the year in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Spring locations with specialised staff at each of these locations.

These services can help carers to build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for themselves and for their families.

With offices in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine, Carers NT offer supports and services such as respite, emotional support, social support, advocacy, education, counselling and other therapies.

For more information, register for services or to become a member contact Carers NT on 1800 242 636 or email carersnt@carersnt.asn.au

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Last reviewed: June 2018

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