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.
Somerville are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as a Winner for the Employer of Choice award in The Australian Business Awards 2016.
Attracting and retaining quality staff is critical to fulfilling Somerville’s mission “to impact positively on the dignity and quality of life of people who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.”
It is an honour to receive this award and something our staff are very proud of.
To encourage the community spirit between our staff, families and clients, we organised a 3.6km walk, run and ride for everyone to come together and enjoy an evening on the Nightcliff Foreshore.
Our participants were greeted with some much needed sustenance at the end of their journey, in addition to a participation medal, presented by CEO Vicki O’Halloran.
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Disability Support Workers provide community based supported accommodation for people with severe to profound disabilities in Darwin, Howard Springs and Katherine.
This year's Disability Awareness Festival is kicking off on Sunday with a wide range of events for all to get involved in! From free film screenings to community fun days, open days and pop-up art displays, there is something for everyone.
See the full program:
For more information visit: www.darwin.nt.gov.au/daf