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Drug and Alcohol Counselling. Crisis Accommodation.

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Lungs in Poor Shape

TAS, Australia

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30 pm. Aims to enhance the patient care quality and provide information. Meetings exchanging information regarding lung illnesses. Guest speakers are present at meetings. Seminars conducted on an annual basis featuring a key note speaker.

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Services operating from the Centre: Family Support Service Health of Women Resources Library Selfwise Community Education Group

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Women Tasmania

TAS, Australia

Resource centre for services for women.

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Link Deloraine

TAS, Australia

Provides assistance to the unemployed and disadvantaged of Meander Valley. Welfare assistance is available in the areas of food, bills, clothing and household goods.

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Offers internet access, Information Technology training and youth activiites.

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Providing training, computer use and internet access.

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Provides internet and email access, training and advice in computer programs. Also assistance with resume writing and job search.

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A community managed facility that provides community access to computers and the internet, as well as some training. Available for locals and visitors to use.

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The Launceston Online Access Centre has 12 IBM compatible computers. They hire out cameras, video cameras, laptops and data projectors. A sound proof booth with voice activated computer is also available for patrons with a disability.

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The Centre provides computers, scanner, laminator and other equipment for public use.

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Computer classes run throughout the year. Please phone for details of classes.

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The Centre is closed between 1 pm and 2 pm for lunch. One hour free internet access for concesssion card holders and 30 minutes free for non concession card holders. Also provide printing, faxing and laminating at reasonable prices.

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Centre is often staffed by volunteers.

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Services include computer training, assistance accessing government services, free web listing for groups and use of the internet.

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Community managed facility which provides access to computers and the internet, as well as basic training.

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Wheelchair access available.

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Computer training, assistance accessing government services, free web listing for community groups and use of the internet.

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Aged and Community Services Tasmania (ACST) is the leading peak organisation for aged care services, community care services and retirement villages in Tasmania. Provides support and pathways to affordable aged care and offers providers the opportunity of providing the best practice in service delivery. Information is co-ordinated and disseminated to members in pursuit of optimum service delivery.

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Publishes an electronic directory of services for aged people, people with disabilities and carers, the ADCIS Directory. ADCIS provides detailed information on a broad range of community, government and health services throughout Tasmania.

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Aims to provide support, education, understanding and reassurance for people with asthma, their friends and family.

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Kidney Health Australia

TAS, Australia

Promotes kidney and urinary tract health through research, advocacy, education and health service excellence. Kidney Health Information Service 1800 682 531

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A non-profit national organisation, providing information, support and activities for those preparing for retirement, or already retired.

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A non profit organisation established to assist in the prevention and treatment of stroke. Promotes research into causes, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of brain diseases and injuries. Encourages public awareness of issues and developments related to these conditions.

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The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania Inc (BIAT) works to promote issues related to Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), raise awareness of brain injury and reduce the incidence. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for people with ABI in Tasmania.

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Cancer Council Tasmania

TAS, Australia

Provides information, education, and support to people living with cancer and their families through support groups, information and referral, a telephone linkup for cancer patients in remote areas and various education programs.

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Carers Tasmania Inc.

TAS, Australia

Carers Tasmania endeavours to promote the roles and interests of Carers at all levels of the Tasmanian community. Lobbies all levels of government, provides counselling, advocacy, education and support for Carers. Facilitates Carer support groups.

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Carers Tasmania Inc.

TAS, Australia

Emilie is the counsellor for the Greater Launceston area. She works 7 days per fortnight from the Launceston office.

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The House offers friendship and social support and aims to assist in providing life skills training and to encourage personal growth and development.

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Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre (CVNC) is a non profit organisation which works to build community, support people and their families and enhance choices. The centre provides a safe, friendly, comfortable, open environment with access to services, information and activities. The centre offers friendship, personal support networks and links to the wider community.

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A drop-in service offering a safe, welcoming and non-structured environment. Friday is a recreation day: such as outings, bbq and walks (transport provided).

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HACC funded nutrition service supporting HACC service provides.

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A drop-in centre, providing services for community needs in Dunalley and surrounding areas. Services and activities include an Op shop, community education program, community garden, school holiday program, playgroup, parent support group and a Neighbourhood Watch program for the Tasman region.

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Epilepsy Tasmania

TAS, Australia

Field Officer provides support, reassurance, advocacy, referral and accurate concise information to people with epilepsy, and their families. Offers backup support through self-help groups, home visits and hospital visits. Promotes understanding of epilepsy through education and raising community awareness (displays, lectures, workshops, seminars) Lobbying Education services to schools, workplace and all community groups Self Help/support groups

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A non-government organisation which provides sexual and reproductive health services and information to men and women in all regions of Tasmania. Provides training in sexuality, intimacy and ageing for health professionals and service providers and families.

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Community centre which runs various classes, and provides information and referral to other organisations.

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The core function of the '50 and Better Centre' is to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming place in the Central Business District of Hobart for 'mature aged' people. Tourists are welcome. Call in and relax with a cuppa, enjoy a light snack or a three course 'home cooked' meal. Participate in a wide range of activities and seminars. Listen to music, watch TV or a video. Access the Internet or browse the One Stop Information Shop, which has printed information on services and activities in Hobart for the over 50's.

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Diabetes Services for inpatients

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A voluntary organisation concerned with the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and their families. Community education, library and resource centre, lobby group, bereavement support service. Provides voluntary support (sitting/respite, practical help, sensitive listening support) to patients and their families which enables many terminally ill people to choose to stay at home.

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Glenorchy Linkages

TAS, Australia

The Glenorchy Linkages Group was established by the Glenorchy City Council to develop linkages with other aged and disability service providers in the Glenorchy area and to enable a co-ordinated and planned approach to the development and delivery of these services. Provides a bi-monthly forum for service providers, encouraging sharing of information and opportunities for joint projects.

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A support group providing current information on treatments and management of Lymphoedema; referrals to other appropriate services; and a quarterly newsletter.

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A combined resource centre for non-government groups concerned with mental health, occupied by the following groups: . Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI) . Tasmanian Mental Health Consumer Network . Richmond Fellowship . Tasmanian Association for Mental Health (TAMH) Operates a depression social support group 'Helping ourselves together' (HOT) (3rd Wed of the month - exc. Jan - 7.30 pm). Carer support group (2nd Thur of month - exc. Jan - 7.30 pm)

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The Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania provides information and telephone support service for people living in Tasmania. This service is free of charge and includes: - Access to initial info and support (by telephone) Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm - Telephone referral to Tasmanian support services - Ongoing telephone support - Information kits for people living with MND, family and friends, GPs, health professionals.

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Support group for families, carers and friends of people with a mental disorder/mental health problem. The group fosters a knowledge of mental illness and its effects within both the group and the community. Provides a library, peer support, meetings and resources.

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The prime objectives of the Centre are to establish and strengthen local community networks by reducing the isolation of individuals and groups within the community and to promote and develop a sense of participation. The Centre provides opportunities for all community members to socialise and learn new skills.

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State Library of Tasmania

TAS, Australia

Provides a Statewide library service directed to the information, educational, social and recreational requirements of the community. Tasmania Online amalgamated. TALIS plus (searchable catalogue). Recorded book service for people with visual impairment.

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Goals of the programme are: 1. contribute to local intiatives that strengthen community capacity. 2. Facilitate local access to enable education & training oppurtunities that enhance lifelong learning. 3. promote & support access to, business and other online services. 4. provide equitable and suppoted access to computers & the internet.

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Aims to provide a comprehensive reference and information service to the Tasmanian community, and to undertake the collection, preservation and provision of access to Tasmania's documentary heritage. Internet and email access are available, and there is a study area and magazine browsing area. The collection consists of over 200,000 books, local and international newspapers, maps, electronic resources, magazines, journals and newsletters. The Reference Library also holds family history resources and many government publications, including Tasmanian and Commonwealth legislation, parliamentary papers and gazettes.

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A support group run by parents, for parents of children with disabilities, to meet, talk and support each other. Recently introduced a social networking resource (similar to Facebook), 'Tascare Family' - recognising that parents of children with a disability find it difficult to get 'out and about', and providing an oppportunity for parent to interact and support one another through shared experience. Maintaining a library of resources and educating the general public are aims of the group.

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Tascare Society supports children with a disability and their families by assisting and promoting parent network groups, providing information, resources and referrals and investigating, and disseminating information about disability issues and lobbying for change.

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An independent organisation that provides the opportunity for advocacy, discussion, research, education and support in the interests of mental health and referral. Information is provided on issues of concern such as services for the mentally ill, mental health, education, crisis accommodation, rights and responsibilities of the community.

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Transcribes books into braille and provides braille books and other information for the blind. Teaches braille to the visually impaired (and to sighted persons who transcribe books). Lends items to members and libraries. Seeks to assist the social, physical and educational welfare of the blind.

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The Tasmanian Deaf Society assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tasmanians to be independent, confident and to achieve their goals through the provision of services that are responsive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tasmanians. Community services: . Advocacy . Welfare assistance . Counselling . Referrals . Social amenities . Services to the hard of hearing

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Provides services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Services include: advocacy, community education, interpreting, information and individual consultations.

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Individual, couple and family counselling is provided in a friendly and safe setting. Counsellors help veterans and their families address problems in their lives with the aim of finding effective solutions for an improved quality of life.

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Christian Care Inc.

TAS, Australia

Community support and services for people in need. Befriender service, extreme emergency vouchers, parish pantry, practical support for young mothers, emergency white goods replacement, general drop in centre, Christian library, wood, fire relief assistance, Christmas boxes for elderly. Soup and sandwich lunches on the first Friday of each month.

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To bring computer access and knowledge within the community across all ages and abilities. To increase community participation in acceptance of technology, promotion and training provided in new technologies and telecommunications initiatives.

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Gagebrook Community Centre provides a venue for social and support activities and information and referral services for families, aged people etc.

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The Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TCR) is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting incidence of all malignant neoplasms in Tasmanian residents. By law, cancer registration is required in all Australian States and Territories to assist State and National efforts to understand the causes of cancer, to plan health services and assist prevention efforts and treatment decisions. The Tasmanian Cancer Registry is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania.

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Rosny Library

TAS, Australia

Adult and children's lending materials, Multi-Cultural Collection, Reference and information services, including Internet, CD-ROMS, Encyclopaedia, Directories, Tasmanian maps, Local history workshops, ABS publications, TALIS, TICO. Housebound service for people unable to visit the library and recorded book service. Internet access with assistive technology (large keyboard and mouse and screen magnifier).

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This community drop-in centre offers Adult Education-type courses, information and referral to other organisations. Provides family support services, coffee mornings (with possible child care), formal child care every Friday morning, reference library, single parent support group. Public internet access room, exercise classes, mens and womens groups, group counselling and Youth Arc activities.

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Primary Health Care, referral, advocacy and advice on health issues for young people aged 12 - 24 with a primary focus on those who are disadvantaged, homeless or at risk of homelessness. Needle exchange program, counselling services, walk in access to youth health workers.

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Multi-ed are committed to life-long learning and the creation of a standardised education system for entire health care communities. Multi-ed are achieving this aim through the production of a library of medical titles encompassing the common chronic diseases.

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The Community Development Department works with the Glenorchy community to meet community needs now and in the future. Areas include Aged and Disability, Arts and Cultural Development, Children & family Services community Development, Community Precincts, Cultural Diversity, Safer Communities, Youth, Other Services Glenorchy Volunteers.

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Relationships Australia Tasmania employs experienced and qualified professionals to provide counselling to individuals, couples and families to enhance, maintain or manage changes in their relationships. Counselling and Mediation service to assist families planning for the future of a son or daughter with a disability.

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Communities for Children is a federally funded program that takes a collaborative approach in seeking better outcomes for children aged 0-5 and their families. Mission Australia is community partner for Communities for Children in four municipalities in South East Tasmania - Central Highlands, Southern Midlands, Brighton and Derwent Valley. Activities include mobile play time, hub activities to support parents, a pre-literacy reading program and community fun days. One of the many aims of the program is to facilitate better connections and improved relationships between local service providers and parents, as well as to improve school readiness in 0-5 year olds.

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Provides support and information on all tenancy issues, and group sessions, predominantly to those on low income.

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Holyoake Tasmania Inc.

TAS, Australia

Holyoake Tasmania Inc. is a non-profit organisation, which offers a range of group or individual counselling programs for people affected by their own or another's addiction or substance abuse. It is Holyoake's long held belief that the person with the addiction is not the only person adversely affected by the addiction.

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Team Development, Communications

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Provide resources, information and advice on the Prevention of Falls. Support for the development of Falls Prevention strategies and programs for older people. Convenor of Statewide Special Interest Group 'Injuries in the Elderly'.

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The group meets alternately at Burnie, Ulverstone, and Devonport on the second Friday of each month. Phone the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 for details of meetings.

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The group meets alternately at Burnie, Ulverstone, and Devonport on the second Friday of each month. Phone the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 for details of meetings.

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