Family Support Workers/Counsellors provide a counselling and support service to assist families and individuals to improve life skills and enhance family and community relationships.
Nominations are now open for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards and Somerville is delighted to once again be sponsoring the event’s Community Service Award.
These awards are a wonderful recognition of the amazing achievements of young people in our community, so we really encourage you to get behind the event and nominate an extraordinary young Northern Territorian you know today.
The Administration Officer provides a comprehensive range of administrative and office support duties and maintenance of a professional office environment to a high standard.
The inaugural Attendant Care Industry Awards held on 15th September 2016 saw Somerville’s Kadek Knight receive the national Rights and Responsibilities Award. Kadek is from Katherine and is a Disability Support Worker.
Without the care and support of attendant care support workers, many people would not be able to participate in the community, education, employment and live their lives in a manner of their choosing.
Somerville program managers met with Katherine community members at our Annual Community Sector Morning Tea on Friday 2nd September 2016.
The event took place at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in Katherine and was attended by 60 guests from other community organisations in Katherine, members of the general community and members of Katherine’s government departments.
A huge congratulations to Valerie Ash AM (Somerville Patron) and Ron Burridge (Somerville Ambassador) who each received a ‘Seniors of Excellence Award’ at the Seniors of Excellence NT Awards. Each year these awards recognise community members who have volunteered substantially to charities, community services organisations, or who have personally provided meaningful assistance to citizens less able to help themselves.
Do you know an individual, business, organisation, government department, program or initiative working in the Northern Territory that demonstrates outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people with disability?
The seven 2016 Disability Services Award categories are:
Coordinators provide competent leadership and direction in the provision of quality community based supported accommodation in Darwin, Howard Springs, Katherine and regions.
In its fifth year, the Top End Gran Fondo invites competitive, amateur and recreational cyclists of all abilities to participate in a community cycling event that showcases the unique NT environment.
Three of our disability service users, Matt Lucas, Louis Tam and Gavan Roe, were excited to participate in the community event.
Thanks to all who came along to the Jingili Water Gardens on Sunday evening to watch the Penguins of Madagascar! The night was a tremendous success and a great launch for the Disability Awareness Festival.
A huge thank you to our staff who contributed their time and energy into making the Somerville sweets and treats stall such a success.