Homelessness Week 2019

  • 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)
  • Homelessness results in significant social and economic costs not just to individuals and their families, but also to communities and the nation as a whole. The annual cost to the community of rough sleeping has been estimated as exceeding $25 000 per person

Homelessness Week ’19 Film Screening

‘Life After The Oasis’

Friday August 9 – 6pm for 6:30pm

Flynn Church Lawns, Todd Mall

Mixed Abili ‘T’ Bake Off

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)

Danny’s Delicious Lemon Meringue Slice

Preparation time: 60-90 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes + 3 hrs chilling time

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.

COOL COMPLETELY

Power Assisted Wheelchair Exemption – Government Gazette

Invitation to DAS Open Day

4/54 Reg Harris Lane

Wednesday 17 July

Come and meet our new CEO Janet and say goodbye to Val

Have a look at our new Meeting room

Nibblies from Uccello’s

Drop in any time after 11am

For more information call Kathryn on 8953 1422

All Abilities Netball Come and Try

Saturday 20 July, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Pat Gallagher Netball Stadium

FREE

People with a disability of any age are invited to come and try learning the skills of Netball. This will be followed by a friendly competition on 27 July, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August and 31 August.

Females 16 years or older that are eligible and enrolled in the All Abilities program can nominate to trial for the NT Dragonflies team to compete for the Marie Little OAM Shield (October 11-15 2019 – Brisbane)

To register, email [email protected] Please include participant’s full name, age and an expression of interest (if applicable) to trial for the Marie Little OAM Shield 2019

Independent Living Centre

Free talk and demonstration of equipment and aids to maintain independence

Gillen Club , Thursday 4th July, 10:30 – 11:30am

Visitors will have the opportunity to view/trial a wide range of equipemnt and discuss their equipment needs with an experience OT.

Areas of assistance:

Bathroom and toileting equipment

Bedding

Building fixtures and design for access

Clothing and dressing

Communication aids

Computer and vocational aids

Eating and drinking utnesils

Emergency call systems

Household and kitchen equipment

Incontinence

Lifting, transferring, ramps and hoists

Mobility/walking aids

Recreation

Scooter (gophers)

Seating

Telephone access

Transport – vehicle modifications

Wheelchairs – manual and electric

Independent Living Centre

will be at the Alice Springs Show – Blatherskite Park

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2019, 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Visitors will have the opportunity to view/trial a wide range of equipment and discuss their equipment needs with an experienced health professional (Occupational Therapist).

The service s available to all members of the public, inlcuding people with a disability, injury or illness, carers, health professionals, organisations/services.

Areas of assistance include:

Bathroom and toileting equipment

Incontinence

Bedding

Lifting, transferring, ramps and hoists

Building fixtures and design for access

Mobility/walking aids

Clothing and dressing

Recreation

Communication aids

Scooter (gophers)

computer and vocational aids

Seating

Eating and drinking utensils

Telephone access

Emergency call systems

Transport – vehicle modifications

Household and kitchen equipment

Wheelchairs – manual and electric

Alice Springs Parkinson’s Support Group

You are invited to come along to meet others with Parkinson’s Disease, caring for people with PD or an interest in Parkinson’s

Disability SA – Independent Living Centre are giving a free talk and demonstration of equipment and aids to maintain independence

Place: The Gillen Club

Date: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Eligibility for DAS Services

  1. Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident under the age of 65 Some New Zealand citizens and some categories of Visa holders are not eligible for Centrelink and other support services
  2. Resident of Central Australia Top Enders, please refer to Darwin Community Legal Aid Services
  3. Has a disability a. permanent or temporary b. Physical, mental, developmental or other recognised disability
  4. Has a family member with a disability
  5. Is supporting a friend with a disability
  6. Requires information about disability
  7. Requires information about NDIS

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