Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre

LDAT – Local Drug Action Team


Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre, Mid North Coast Area Health and Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation make up the Local Drug Action Team.

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An LDAT is a group of organisations who form a partnership to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues in their local community.

The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program supports community organisations to reduce harms from alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in their local area.

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), funded by the Australian Government, works with LDATs helping them to build or extend local partnerships, and develop and deliver evidence-based activities where it matters the most – at the grassroots, community level.

The fact is, no community is the same and we know that locally-led responses are the most effective when it comes to addressing the challenges of alcohol and other drugs.

Who is part of our local LDAT?
Our local LDAT is called Connecting Community and consists of the following three agencies:

  • Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre.
  • Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District

What sort of things does an LDAT do?
Based on community consultation, identified need and in partnership with other agencies, LDAT will provide evidence based and timely information to services and agencies outside the drug and alcohol sector about the latest developments in this area. LDAT will also provide evidence based information and resources to increase help seeking capacity for people affected by substance use through yarning circles, workshops and community events.

Can I get involved?
Add your name to our mailing list via e mail (contact details below)
Share any ideas or thoughts you might have or needs you have identified via e mail or by giving us a call.

Contact details:
Shirley Kent
Contact Number: 0458 695 167

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Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening our local communities by promoting the principles of social justice and empowering people to enhance their quality of life.