Somerville host a visit from National Australia Bank – proud supporters of the community sector

National and local business executives from the National Australia Bank (NAB) visited Somerville to meet with our CEO and management team. NAB are very passionate about forming community partnerships and are committed to fostering these at both a local and national level.

NAB are strong supporters of Somerville, with their local employees and interstate executive’s regular volunteers at our Working Bees. The volunteer hours NAB provide to Somerville make a significant contribution to reducing our expenditure in this area.

Somerville participates in the COTA NT Seniors Expo 2016

The 2016 Seniors Expo was held on the lawns of the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, with Somerville Community Services taking part as one of the many stalls. Somerville staff interacted with a large number of visitors, providing handouts and information on our services and programs.

The Seniors Expo highlighted a large number of age-friendly activities that the Territory lifestyle offers. The expo also showcased and provided information on the services and support that is available for seniors through government, business and community groups.

National Families Week Sensory Play Party 2016

As part of National Families Week, Somerville hosted a family a sensory play party in Goyder Square Palmerston in celebration of “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities.”

The event saw children and their family members participate in a number of relationship building activities while enjoying refreshments and entertainment. The event promoted further awareness of Somerville’s variety of supportive services available to children and families as well as creating a sense of connectedness amongst the participants and the larger community.

IMA SAFETY HOUSE’S BIRTHDAY FUN DAY

Somerville provided one of the many information stalls at this year’s Neighborhood Watch’s IMA Safety House Birthday Fun Day held in Palmerston.

The day was a great success and provided us with an opportunity to connect with individuals, children and families as well as provide information about our service and programs. The highlight of the day was appearances by “Hector the Safety Cat” and “Ima Safety House.” A big thank you to Kerry Boswell for organising and manning the stand.

Somerville's Mother's Day Lunch

This year for Mother's Day, Somerville arranged a lunch to show our appreciation for hardworking mothers. The mums spent their time amongst great company, enjoying a range of lovely food, decorations and music, making the day very special. To top if off, they all enjoyed painting each other’s nails… which was great fun for all, with lots of giggles! All involved felt very spoiled with the effort and detail that went into this very special function.

A well deserved thank you to Liza, Jess, Kimberly, Jannie and Lin for arranging the event.

MLA’s visit Somerville

Earlier this month, Somerville was proud to host a visit from the Leader of the Northern Territory Labor Party, Michael Gunner, and his team. Michael and his team spoke to our CEO and Management Team, to better understand the various programs and services Somerville offers, and the current issues our clients are facing. 

Photo L-R : Allison O’Connor, Eva Lawler, Ngaree Ah Kit, Nicole Manison, Michael Gunner MLA, Vicki O’Halloran, Skye Lee, Natasha Fyles

Department of Children and Families staff visits Somerville

Luke Twyford, Simone Jackson and David Ah Toy from the Department of Children and Families recently visited Somerville and provided our CEO and Management Team with a comprehensive overview of their programs. Their department works to keep children safe and families strong and interacts closely with Somerville’s Family Services staff through our Targeted Family Support program and the Child and Family Contact Centre Service. Somerville is committed to collaboration and inter-agency networking to ensure that families and children are offered appropriate support.

Winners of the 2016 NT Young Achiever Awards announced

Somerville Community Services is once again a proud sponsor of the 2016 NT Young Achievers Community Services Award.

The Somerville Community Services Award was one of twelve categories up for recognition in this year's Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards. The Somerville Community Services Award offers opportunities to young people across the Territory to receive recognition for being inspiring, dedicated young leaders and for developing youth opportunities within their communities.

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