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Provides short term accommodation for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in a number of categories such as transient, aged care, medical, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prison release and education.Rates vary depending on circumstance

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Provision of information and education on the treatment and the effective management of incontinence. Advice and referral to the nearest centre for help regarding incontinence.

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For information, advice and application forms for public housing. Helps low-income applicants and disabled people to access public housing.

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ACT Housing. Website available.

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The Network supports mental health consumers to participate, improve and change mental health services. Membership is available to all mental health consumers of the ACT and the group aims to give a voice to mental health consumers and to accurately represent their interests at all levels of policy development, services and evaluation. Drop in hours: 10 am - 12 pm every second Friday

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ALA is the national peak body representing organisations and individuals in the adult learning field. It has members in all states and territories who reflect the extradionary diversity of adult learning. Our mission is: To advance a learning society. The association is governed by board on nine directly elected members. The constitution of the association can be found on the website. Some free resources are available on the website.

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Offers English language programs for migrants and refugees including classes, Home Tutor Scheme and Distance Learning (correspondence course). Free childcare is provided.Free service for eligible clients

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ACHA assists financially disadvantaged older people who are homeless or living in inappropriate or unaffordable accommodation to find alternative accommodation. Also assists them to link into necessary support services.

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Calwell Community Centre

ACT, Australia

Conducts mental health information service on Tuesday afternoons 12.00 - 3.00pm, personal development courses and information seminars for members of the community. Meetings rooms available for hire.

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Assists people who have haemochromatosis by providing a forum to share information. Aims to spread awareness in the medical and general community.

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Diabetes Australia - ACT

ACT, Australia

Shop front provides a range of diabetes related products such blood glucose monitors, cook books and DVDs and more. Individual consultation with credentialed diabetes educator. Regular education and support programs and seminars for people with diabetes and their families. Some seminars and programs have an attendance fee. Membership fee is Diabetes Australia ACT $40 or $20for eligible concession holders

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Provides advice to the ACT Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services on matters relating to people living with disabilities.

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Assists people with MS and related neurological disorders and their families. Raises money for research, and promotes community awareness of MS in the ACT. Provides information, MS counselling, advocacy,immunotherapy training and support, community MS education and referral.

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NICAN Inc

ACT, Australia

Australia-wide directory of organisations involved in sport, recreation, the arts and tourism for people with disabilities. Administers the Qantas "Carer Concession Card". Peak organisation.

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Services includes a large resource library for families and early childhood services in Rivett. Playschool for 3 yo at Rivett and Giralang and Play and Learn for 0-5yo. Priority placement is given (where possible) to children with special needs. Puggles a playgroup for bereaved families offered in partnership with Sids and Kids ACT. My Time a support group for parents and carers of children 0-5 yrs who have a disability or chronic illness. Starting in term 3 2008 an after school care program for high school and college students with special needs.

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Promotes interests of people living with Parkinsons Disease and their carers. Provides information and support, organises meetings. Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at 10.30am featuring guest speakers. A newsletter is mailed monthly.

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Seniors' Card ACT

ACT, Australia

Attracts a wide range of discounts and government concessions. Apply through any ACT Government Shopfront, ACT Public Libraries or COTA Office in Hughes, ACT.

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St John's Care

ACT, Australia

St John's Care provides: a Drop-In Centre, emergency food and clothing. Loss and Grief support from trained volunteers at no cost. Breakfast Club at Ainslie Primary school. Referral to trained counsellors available. Marriage Education Courses. Patch a Puzzle (restoring and repairing wooden puzzles for early childhood centres.) Free community lunch held 1st Friday of the month at Reid.

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Tenants' Advice Service

ACT, Australia

Advice, information and community education for all ACT tenants. Also works on tenancy/housing issues and represents ACT tenants in a range of forums.

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Aims to provide low cost educational opportunities for people who are in active retirement and aged over 50 years. Various meeting times and places

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Work-Ways

ACT, Australia

A specialised employment agency that provides individualised support to people with a mental illness to obtain and maintain employment.

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Information and referral on Australian Government services and programs for people living in rural, remote and regional areas of Australia. to access the AGRIS information you can visit the Regional Entry Portal website: www.regionalaustralia.gov.au or call toll-free on 1800 026 222 (Australian callers only). AGRIS does not provide general information on Australia for research or immigration purposes. This information should be sought from the relevant Departments.

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CYCLOPS ACT

ACT, Australia

CYCLOPS ACT provides a number of personal supports to young carers-young people responsible for the care of a parent with an illness or disability and their families, to reduce any negative impacts of care responsibilities and reconnect them to mainstream life opportunities. CYCLOPS does this through one-on-one and group programs including case management, support groups, social and recreational opportunities and advocacy.

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National parent and consumer organisation on intellectual disability. Provides information services to other organisations and individuals.

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HealthInsite

ACT, Australia

Australian Government Internet gateway to reliable health information on a wide range of health topics such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, cancer, falls prevention, heart health, stroke and mental health.

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The Elder Abuse Information Line provides support, information and referral to services that may assist with abusive situations. This service is available to older people, their family, friends and others who are concerned about elder abuse. This line also assists service providers who work with older people who may be experiencing, or at risk of abuse.

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Offers free, confidential, impartial information, and referral to, ACT community and government services through our shopfront, which is run by volunteers. Produces CONTACT book and provides community information on ACT's community services from Contact online at www.citizensadvice.org. Formerly known as Community Information and Referral Service (CIRSACT).

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Education consultants specialising in visual and auditory perception.

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