Gambling? Go easy!

Responsible Gambling Awareness week runs from the 24th to 30th of October and this year’s theme is Gambling. Go Easy.

This important week is about encouraging responsible gambling on four levels: individual, government, industry and community.

For individuals, this means that gambling is controlled, within your budget and time limits and doesn’t negatively impact your life or the lives of those around you.

Somerville sponsors the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards – Community Service Category

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.

Kadek Knight takes out national award at the inaugural Attendant Care Industry Awards in 2016

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.

Katherine Morning Tea

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. 

Somerville Patron and Ambassador receive Seniors of Excellence Award

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.