Our Interpreting and Translating Service NT (ITSNT) team say they’re honoured to have been a part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the Northern Territory.
While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is situation changing rapidly, the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) is continuing to facilitate effective cross-cultural communication between service providers and Aboriginal people who do not speak English as a first language in the Northern Territory.
For public housing tenants who are self-isolating due to Coronavirus, please let your local housing office know so we can do our part too.
When Cyclone Claudia affected the Territory in early January, the Aboriginal Interpreter Service assisted NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) with interpreting critical emergency messaging in language to the North and West Arnhem communities at risk.
Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) staff have described a sense of pride in being able to assist operators communicate more effectively with Aboriginal people calling 000.
The NT Government is supporting rough sleepers with the establishment of the Better Pathways Centre (BPC), a drop-in day centre that will provide support for vulnerable Territorians in the Darwin city area.
The $100m public housing stimulus program has helped organisations like Somerville Community Services refurbish homes which help homeless families transition into housing.
The all-round benefits of the department’s $100 million public housing stimulus program were on display in Alice Springs recently.
A local Darwin contractor has used innovative designs to enhance a carer’s home at Palmerston Indigenous Village, allowing the young residents staying there to be better looked after.