ACT All Abilities Occupational Therapy provides private occupational therapy services for people with disability and/or developmental delay. Services are targeted at young children through to adults (0-65 years) regardless of eligibility for the NDIS. The service is delivered via outreach and can be accessed via self-referral or referral from another service (i.e. from allied health or medical practitioner).
Justice and Community Services Directorate
Restorative Justice is a community based response to crime that emphasises the consequences of an offence and holds young offenders aged between 10 to 17 years responsible for an act of wrongdoing. It focuses on the personal involvement of the offenders, victims and the community. The service is delivered via outreach and can be accessed via service referral (i.e. from ACT Policing, DPP and Children’s Court).
Connecting Young Carers to Life Opportunities and Personalised Supports (CYCLOPS ACT) is a support service for young carers aged 11 to 18 years who care for a family member with a chronic illness, disability or mental illness and their families. This program provides case management, advocacy, support groups, information, support accessing other services, skills development, social and respite activities. The CYCLOPS ACT program is delivered via outreach and be accessed via self referral or service referral.
The Litmus Program supports young people aged between 11 to 18 caring for a family member with a mental illness and the whole family including the family member with the mental illness. The Litmus program provides case management, advocacy, support groups, information, support accessing other services, skills development, and social and respite activities. The program is delivered via outreach and be accessed via self referral or service referral.
The Junction Youth Health Service is a free primary health care and support services for young people aged 12 to 25 years and their dependants, with a particular focus on young people who are homeless or otherwise at risk. The Junction provides care and support to young people in relation to all aspects of their health and wellbeing. Services include GPs, nurses, paediatric care, antenatal care, smoking cessation support, counselling, case management, youth work support and outreach in schools. The Junction also provides information, education, referral and advocacy. All services can be accessed via self referral.
Australian Red Cross provide a range of programs such as community visiting and phone calls which provides participants with a 'friend' who is matched based on interests and background, Meals on Wheels, personal alarms to enhance peoples independence and enable them to stay home for longer, monitoring call once a day as a safety check. These programs are delivered via outreach and be accessed via self referral or service referral.
Canberra City Care is the community care arm of Life Unlimited Church (Life UC) based in Charnwood and offers food that is free or heavily reduced in price to people who are in need (Hand-up Food Care), clothing op-shop (Re-Run Op-shop), recycled computers at discounted prices (The Tech Shed) and a debt management program (Christians against Poverty). An annual membership fee of $4 is required to access the Hand-up Food Care program. These services can be accessed via self referral and service referral.
Care Financial Counselling Services provides a range of financial services that include financial counselling for consumers experiencing financial hardship, Community Development and Education Program, Consumer Law matters and the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). NILS is a community based program offering loans to people aged 16 years and over on low to moderate incomes to purchase essential household items without any fees, charges or interest payments. The NILS program is delivered at Holt and can be accessed by self referral and service referral.
Connections ACT First Point is a free service for Canberrans aged 16 years and over who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. First Point connects individuals with the support they need. This service is delivered via outreach and can be accessed via self-referral or referral from another service.
Menslink provides support young men aged between 12-25 years in the Canberra region through free counselling, volunteer mentoring and schools’ programs. Menslink programs are provided via outreach at schools and homes and can be accessed via self referral and service referral.
North Canberra Family Practice is located in Belconnen provides individuals and families with personalised, professional, quality healthcare across a wide range of medical and support services. The Practice can be accessed via self referral and provides outreach services (i.e. house calls and nursing home calls).
PCYC provides case management mentoring and short term programs and sporting team programs to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families. Outreach programs are also available specifically for vulnerable young people. PCYC programs are provided via outreach and can be accessed via self referral and service referral.
Richmond Fellowship ACT provides a free personal help and mentoring service for those aged 16 years and over whose ability to function and live in the community is affected by mental illness. This program delivered from Charnwood and provides outreach to Belconnen and Gungahlin and can be accessed via self-referral and service referral.