We are an entirely independent not for profit entity with a very diverse funding base, delivering settlement services to a comprehensive client base and are strategically placed to develop new services in response to local need in our area of operations of Newcastle & The Hunter, Central Coast, and across the Northern Tablelands of NSW.
Our services include multi-lingual information and referral, low level casework and advocacy, community education and development. We offer consultancy and cross cultural training to other agencies to assist them in their service delivery to migrants, refugees & people of a non-English speaking background. We also provide migration advice and assistance by registered agents accredited with the Migration Agents Registration Scheme.
Northern Settlement Services Limited offers a variety of settlement services to disadvantaged refugees and migrants of NESB (non- English speaking background).
These disadvantages can include refugee status, financial disadvantage, ageing, social isolation & other risk factors such as homelessness, exposure to domestic violence & mental illness.
We promote access and equity in service delivery to refugees and migrants and support the activities and projects of multicultural and diverse interest groups in the community.
Northern Settlement Services Limited operates from our base in Chaucer St, Hamilton as well as being available through our offices in Bateau Bay, Armidale and Tamworth. Outreach services will continue throughout the Hunter Local Government Areas.
Languages spoken at the Centre include: Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Macedonian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Italian, Thai and Tongan.
Northern Settlement Services has recently become a public benevolent institution & can accept give tax-deductible donations.