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Annual Report 2007



Annual Report 2007


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16 North e r n T e r r i t o r y C o u n c i l o f S o c i a l S e r v i c e I n c o r p o r a t e d Wendy MortonWendy MortonWendy MortonWendy Morton Executive Director NTCOSS Membership NTCOSS membership includes the entire range of sectors and includes members from across the NT i.e. all regional centres are represented, including approx 28% of the membership are Indigenous agencies, all mental health agencies and womens services are represented, most A&D agencies are represented, most Social and Community Sector Peak Bodies and Networks are represented. Just over 25% of the members are from Alice Springs and surrounding areas, all large multi agencies are represented, and a number of Local Governments are members. 7 people from the NT attended the ACOSS conference In Sydney including 3 people from the staff and board of NTCOSS. Approx 480 agencies receive the NTCOSS newsletter, which includes social policy and industry matters, a number of agencies contribute articles and information to this publication. NT Mental Health Coalition representatives from all mental health NGOs represented. Peaks and Networks Group participation of 17 peaks and networks. Regular bulletins on Sector development and useful industry information go out by email in addition to the newsletter to all NTCOSS members and DHCS Service providers who have known email addresses. HACC Training Funds NTCOSS agreed to distribute HACC training funds for DHCS as a one off project to ensure that organizations were able to receive the money before the end of the financial year. Staffing We have had many staff changes at NTCOSS earlier this year. Rachel Ruta has left the position of Office Coordinator and Jane Gordge has taken over that role. Kathy Bannister left NTCOSS after the conference as the funding for her position had not been continued from DHCS. Marilyn Starr resigned from her position as the Mental Health Coalition project officer after 2 years in the role. Marilyn put her heart into the role and we thank her for her dedication. We were very lucky to have Phil Dempster agree to be the new project officer for the Coalition and he began in mid June. Fortunately for NTCOSS, Jonathan Pilbrow has continued to be the Central Australian policy officer. Jenny Milne provided the administration support to the AASWNT and has also assisted with some NTCOSS administration. Nfanwy Welsh assisted with administration work and also with helping to upgrade our IT system. Also to Pauline Lambert who came in at short notice to help out with administration work. Thank you to all the staff for their support and hard work, particularly during the tough times. Finally, thank you to the board especially the executive and to Andrew Johnson at ACOSS. There have been some trying times over the past 12 months and I have appreciated the extra time and advice you have provided to me, particularly the messages of Hang in there!. Executive Director s Report