Year in Review 2021

Anglicare NT partners, stakeholders and staff met on Thursday 25 November to reflect on recent accomplishments and celebrate the launch of our Annual Report 2020-21. Resounding themes of the event included cultural respect, collaborative efforts, creativity and resilience.

Following a light lunch, guests were Welcomed to Country by Mary Williams who shared historical images of Larrakia people and spoke of the ongoing connections Larrakia people have to this land. The Right Reverend, Dr Greg Anderson led a Welcome Prayer and reflected on the wide range of supports Anglicare NT provides across the Territory. Board Chair, Richard Giles, commended Anglicare NT for its continuity of service during a year of unprecedented challenges and CEO Dave Pugh shared reflections and highlights from the Annual Report.

In the keynote address, CEO Territory Families, Housing and Communities Ken Davies PSM, spoke of his reflections and learnings gained over 30 years of dedicated service across the Northern Territory, including the importance of Aboriginal self-determination, collaborative efforts and an overarching Treaty at the national level.

A presentation featured the Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) program, which assists people with a mental illness to maintain their tenancy, access psychosocial supports, develop life skills and enhance quality of life. The outcomes of a two-year external evaluation of HASI confirms positive change for participants. With HASI, participant’s stability, connections, sense of security and physical health improved. People are supported to connect with services and live more independently. This successful model was extended from Darwin to Katherine this year.

To find out more about our work with individuals and communities across the Northern Territory, download the Anglicare NT Annual Report 2020-21.

Dave Pugh and Leonie Patterson at the Anglicare NT Year in Review meeting.