Shire of Northam

Shire of Northam has got wide range of accommondation options in Northam. For more details visit the Shire website.

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Wheatbelt Health Network – Aboriginal Health

The team works with local Aboriginal people and communities in the region to access a range of health services to reduce the burden of chronic disease as part of the Closing the Gap Program. The ITC program assists people with chronic disease to access specialist and allied health services and manage their disease.

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Wanslea Thrive Housing Support

Thrive helps individuals and families tackle issues that are impacting their public housing tenancy. It can help you identify and resolve issues that may impact your wellbeing and prevent you from sustaining a tenancy. Thrive is free, voluntary program. It understands your circumstances and helps you create a plan to achieve your goals. With regular home visits, you’ll receive referrals to helpful services, and develop new habits and skills that will ensure that you and your family can continue building on your successes.
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Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Northam

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) is a not for profit organisation which provides legal representation and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Western Australia, including advocating in policy and law reform in submissions, at conferences and in the media.
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Northam Jobs and Skills Centre

Job and Skills Centre provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information and partnerships with industry, and also help with job searching and direct links into work.

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Wanslea Family Services

Support services for families and their children.
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Share & Care Community Services Group – Financial Counsellor Program

Financial Counsellor offers:
  • Assistance with developing budgets that cater to individual’s needs
  • Negotiation with creditors including debt collection agencies
  • Bankruptcy issues, information and assistance
  • Community education
  • Mortgage stress and threatened foreclosure
  • Advocacy and negotiation on your behalf where requested
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Share & Care Community Services Group – Mental Health Support Service

Share and Care Community Services provides non-clinical support to people with severe and/or persistent psychiatric illness to develop/maintain living and social skills. This service also encourages the consumer to participate in community life and activities. Consumers must provide a referral from the Wheatbelt Mental Health Team, GP, Psychiatrist or Psychologist.
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Share & Care Community Services Group – Family & Domestic Violence Co-Ordinated Response Service

Family & Domestic Violence Co-Ordinated Response Service will participate in a joint assessment of Family and Domestic Violence Incident Reports with Police and Department of Communities (Child Protection Services), to achieve victim safety and perpetrator accountability.
  • Participate in the assessment using the Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework.
  • Participate in the triage of responses with the Department for Child Protection & Police
  • Participate in a multi-agency response for high-risk cases.
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Share & Care Community Services Group – Emergency Relief Program

Emergency Relief Program assists persons in crisis. The program offers:
  • Assistance with medical equipment/glasses/hearing aids
  • Assistance with gas for persons with medical conditions
  • Assistance with food vouchers and referral to other services
  • Assistance with travel via train or bus tickets
  • Assistance towards utility accounts
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Share & Care Community Services Group – Magnolia Women’s Centre

Magnolia Women’s Centre covers the Wheatbelt and provide services for women escaping family or domestic violence and their children. The refuge can accommodate 2 single women and large families, featuring four family rooms and a total of ten beds, in separate fully equipped unit style accommodation. If crisis accommodation is required and the refuge is full, the worker may be able to obtain alternative accommodation. The refuge is monitored daily with a duress alarm system and safety gates to ensure safe supported accommodation.
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Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre

Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre can assist you in providing advice, information and assistance in:

  • gaining a better understanding of the legal process involved in divorce and separation;
  • making arrangements for children following a separation ;
  • receiving advice about finances after a separation;
  • speaking to someone regarding mediation or family dispute resolution;
  • options you may have to resolve your matter without going to court. The Centre can provide you with advice and assistance regarding;
  • the process of a FVRO application;
  • how to make an initial application and affidavit and assess the likelihood of being granted an FVRO
  • options to settle the matter through negotiations with the respondent (person bound) such as Conduct Agreement Orders
  • how to maintain you and your children’s safety from family and domestic violence;
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Wheatbelt Health Network

Wheatbelt Health Network (the Network) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides multidisciplinary primary care services across the Wheatbelt. Services include:

  • Care Co-ordination
  • Speech Pathology
  • Visiting Specialist/s
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Counselling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Doctors
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Audiology
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Disability Advocacy
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Wheatbelt Population Health Services – Avon & Central Primary Health Service

Wheatbelt Population Health is a strong, diverse and high-performing health service that puts the health of country people first. Our priority action areas are:

  • Maternal and child health & development
  • Chronic disease prevention and self-management
  • Public health and communicable (infectious) disease control
  • Aboriginal health

The Population Health team is made up of four primary health services located in the Avon & Central, Eastern, Western and Southern districts of the Wheatbelt. A regional Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service and a regional Wheatbelt Public Health Unit are located in Northam.

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Wheatbelt Mental Health Services

Wheatbelt Mental Health Service provides free, confidential, quality, community mental health care to people of all ages in the Coastal and Wheatbelt communities. The Wheatbelt Mental Health Service is a team of mental health professionals including a consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, social workers, child and adolescent professionals and community mental health nurses. This service provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for people with mental health problems. The service can provide training and support to other organisations and professionals. Locally based, multi-disciplinary teams are located in Northam, Gingin, Merredin and Narrogin. Regular visits are made to outlying areas within the region to meet community needs. Outreach is supported by telephone consultation and videoconferencing. Clinical liaison is provided to hospitals within the region. Clinical programs include:

  • Aboriginal Mental Health Program (all ages)
  • Adult Mental Health Program (18-65 years)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (0-18 years)
  • Seniors Mental Health Program (65+ years)
  • Youth Mental Health Program (15-24 years)
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Victim Support and Child Witness Service Northam

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and Support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register

The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with:

  • Accessing services such as counselling, police, legal, medical and other relevant services
  • Working with the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions and providing the child with up to date information as a matter progresses through the court system
  • Preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support
  • Helping a child to prepare a victim impact statement.
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The Regional Men’s Health Initiative

The Regional Men’s Health Initiative’s primary role is to deliver community education and awareness programs on men’s holistic wellbeing and health.

The Warrior Education Sessions focus on physical, mental and social/spiritual wellbeing.

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St John Ambulance Service Northam

St John Ambulance provides all emergency services across WA. It covers Wheatbelt area. They provide First Aid training, First Aid kits and supplies, Ambulance and Health services.
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Share and Care Community Services – The Men’s Lodge

The Lodge is designed to provide safe secure accommodation to Homeless men from age 18+. Men accommodated in the Lodge can expect to receive assistance with a range of services including:

  • Employment opportunities,
  • Mentoring,
  • Referrals to agencies such as Drug & Alcohol,
  • Centrelink,
  • Financial Counselling,
  • Department of Housing and assistance with immediate needs such as food, housing, medical, clothing etc.

Referrals from DCP, other agencies and self referrals accepted.

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Share and Care Community Services – Safe at Home

Safe at Home provides specialist workers to assess safety and support the needs of women and children to remain in their homes, where it is safe to do so after a Family and Domestic Violence incident or ongoing violence in the home.

Once a referral or WAPOL incident report is provided this service completes a comprehensive risk and safety assessment, security audit and planning to allow women to make an informed decision in relation to remaining in their home or to accessing crisis accommodation should the situation be unsafe. The service also provides links into other agencies. The service has the ability to access limited funds to provide increased safety at the home.

The Safe at Home staff will also assist with support to apply for a Family Violence Restraining Order and offer support during the court process. Outreach support is available across the Wheatbelt including Shire of Yilgarn to ensure ongoing support.

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