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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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ability to e stab lish effective links w ith o th er su p p o rt services in o rder to a s s is t ind iv iduals to move tow ard a n independen t life style. T here are twenty-five SAAP services based w ith in th e m ajo r u rb a n popu la tion cen tres of the N orthern Territory. Services include crisis and m edium term suppo rted accom m odation, personal su p p o rt, counselling, referral to o th er form s of su p p o rt or a ssis tan ce , advocacy of indiv idual needs, follow-up, developm ent of living skills an d a ss is ta n ce in becom ing re -estab lish ed w ith in appropria te long term accom m odation. The C risis A ccom m odation Program (CAP) is a specific ho u sin g a ss is ta n c e program th a t provides cap ita l (housing) fund ing for SAAP services or o ther u n su p p o rted accom m odation services. The C om m onw ealth G overnm ent provides CAP funds to th e N orthern T erritory th ro u g h the C om m onw ealth S ta te H ousing A greem ent. The N orthern T erritory D epartm en t of Lands, H ousing an d Local G overnm ent is responsib le for the adm in istra tion of CAP. CAP fu n d s have been com m itted to the p u rch ase of a six bedroom h ouse for th e Alice Springs Youth A ccom m odation Service, add itional fund ing for the Anglicare Youth M edium Term A ccom m odation an d Advocacy Service in D arw in and upgrad ing w orks for the D arw in Aboriginal W om en's Shelter, the Alice Springs W omen s S helter and o th e r refuges in D arw in. Alice Springs, K atherine and T en n an t Creek. Specific in form ation on SAAP an d CAP m ay be ob tained from the ap p ro p ria te N orthern Territory D epartm en ts and from th e 1992-1994 SAAP an d CAP Territory Plan w hich ou tlines the activities of the p rog ram s an d the ir c u rre n t priorities. N o rth ern T e rr ito ry W om en's H ousin g N eed s R e se a rch P ro jec t T his pro ject is due to com m ence in late 1993. The p roposal to u n d e rta k e re sea rch on N orthern Territory W om ens H ousing Needs h a s been