Based in Alice Springs with some external travel to Amoonguna and Tennant Creek. Casual or Permanent Part-Time Position for duration of contract with the possibility of extension. Salary at SCHADS Award Level 4 to 5, based on experience. Contact: Janet Wright, CEO – 0439 458 150 or 8953 1422 Expressions of interest accepted by email: [email protected] or drop into the DAS office in Reg Harris Lane, Mon-Fri 9:00 – 4:30.
Identifying interested persons and coordinating the development of a small working group of people with lived experience of disability to meet monthly
Increasing awareness through community engagement about the inclusion of people with disability in Central Australia
Leading a variety of groups and assisting with coordination of monthly social events
Supporting people with lived experience of disability by raising awareness and advocating
Engaging with trainers and educators to share information on supports for people with a disability
Coordinate a casual pool of other Peer Support Officers
Experienced in the disability sector
Basic abilities to use a computer and
Be a family member or individual with a
Identified position for someone with a Disability, family member or carer would be considered.
in a public housing property have become so unbearable for an elderly Alice
Springs woman that she would rather spend her day sitting out in the front yard.
Davis is a 76 year old lifelong resident of Alice Springs and has been living
in her current home for 16 years.
She said the
house has deteriorated overtime with wiring damaged by mice, cracks exposing
the walls, mould, leakage from the ceiling and power blackouts during heavy
who is wheelchair bound, also suffers from kidney disease and said she is
desperate to get out.
isn’t safe. There was one time I got an electrical shock, it threw me backwards
and I hit the wall behind me, “ she said.
receives some assistance from her partially blind grandson who carries her into
the house because there is no wheelchair ramp.
cook on the stove, it doesn’t work. But I get sandwiches after renal treatment,”
she said. “I don’t like living here. I’ve wanted to leave for years.” Ms Davies
said she has been waiting to be moved this year and has difficulty in making
applications to the housing department on her own.
spokesperson from the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community
Development said works were carried out on the property over the last year
however they have determined a full refurbishment is needed instead.
Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development has
determined a full refurbishment is an appropriate course of action, rather than
ongoing maintenance, “ they said.
require for the tenant to transfer to appropriate accommodation as it becomes
available, to allow for full access to this site.”
Craigie-Braun is a relative of Ms Davies and said she broke down in tears when
she saw the deteriorated house which she would instead expect to see in an impoverished
remote community rather than Alice Springs.
In keeping with our promise to share recipes that were sent into DAS for the 2011 International Day of Persons with A Disability, please see a recipe for Acacia Kempeana Jam Slice with Outback Passionberry and Fig Jam from Jeannie Mitinkeri from Life Without Barriers. Enjoy.
Preparation time: 30-45 minutes
Ingredients: 3 eggs separated 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cornflour 2 teaspoons baking powder 300ml thickened cream 2 more teaspoons caster sugar 2 drops vanilla essence 1/2 bottle Passionberry and Fig jam
Method: Beat egg whites until peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup caster sugar and continue until sugar is dissolved. Beat in egg yolks until combined. Sift flour, cornflour and baking powder together twice. Gently fold sifted ingredients into beaten egg mixture until no flour pockets remain. Mixture should be light and fluffy, do not overmix. Place half the mixture on greased oven slice tray. Bake at 170 degrees C for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool completely
With other half of mixture: Place heaped teaspoons of mixture about 5cm apart on a greased tray (makes 16 discs). Bake at 170 degrees C for about 10 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
To make layered slice: Spread base with Passionberry and Fig jam. Whip cream together with two teaspoons of caster sugar and a drop of vanilla essence. Crumble 16 discs and sprinkle over cream. Drizzle passion pulp over top for a finishing touch
In the Northern Territory, 13 717 people are experiencing homelessness right now. This is 12 times the national average.
We all need a safe, secure and affordable place to sleep each night. Without one, it’s harder for sick people to get better (and they’re more likely to get sick!), families are more likely to break-down, and children are less likely to get the education they deserve
Across the Northern Territory 2505 women were turned away from services in 2017-18 alone. Many of these women are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence and urgently need a safe place.
Approximately forty-seven percent of all people seeking homelessness services reported family and domestic violence as a reason for seeking assistance. Yet in the NT, almost half of the people seeking help are unable to be assisted.
16.5% of all Territorians under the age of 18 are experiencing homelessness.
81% of people defined as homeless in the NT live in severely crowded dwellings.It could be your neighbour
Despite the highest rates of homelessness in the country, the NT receives the least amount of funding support from the federal government.
The NT receives just $19 million in funding from the Federal Government – eight times less than the $157 million in funding WA receives despite having a smaller homeless population of about 9000. #howsthatfair
Housing Ends Homelessness: We need homes that people can afford and an adequately funded service sector. Getting stuck on a housing waitlist for 6 years is unacceptable (average wait times across the territory range from 4 – 8 years)
While cleaning up the DAS office, a folder was found with recipes for 2011’s International Day of Person’s With A Disability – Mixed Abili ‘T’ Bake Off. Nominations were called for recipes from people with a disability or from a disability organisation, NGO or business.
Rather than wait until Tuesday 3 December for this year’s IDPWD (please take note) to post these awesome recipes, we thought ‘Why not share the yumminess now’. Every attempt will be made to credit each recipe with its Bake Off applicant, however some author’s have been separated from their recipes since 2011. If you recognise a recipe as belonging to a particular person, please contact DAS so we can attribute properly.
First recipe is from Daniel Benson (Life Without Barriers)
Ingredients: Base 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 tbs icing sugar 125g butter, chilled and chopped 2 1/2 tbs iced water
Method: Sift flour and sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add water and using a round-bladed knife, stir until a dough forms. Turn the dough onto baking paper and roll out to a thickness of about 5mm. Line a dish with the pastry. Blind bake at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
Filling: 1/3 cup cornflour 1/2 cup water 60g butter 1 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 cup caster sugar 4 eggs separated (keep whites for meringue)
Method: Combine cornflour, water, lemon juice and sugar. Whisk over medium heat until it boils and thickens. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and the egg yolk. Cover with gladwrap and cool completely for 3 hours in the fridge
Meringue: With electric beaters beat egg whites in a very clean, dry bowl until peaks form. Gradually add sugar 1 tbs at a time until thick and glossy and the sugar has fully dissolved.
To finish: Spread filling over base. Spoon meringue and spread to the edge. Create peaks with the back of a spoon. Bake for 5 minutes until the peaks are lightly golden.