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Albury plan review sessions

NDIS plan review

Everyone who has an approved NDIS plan will need a plan review before their current plan expires. This workshop is designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, and service providers understand and prepare for the plan review process.
The workshop will cover topics such as:
 What is a plan review?
 When to expect your plan review to occur.
 How plans reviews happen.
 What information you will need to bring to your plan review meeting.

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Albury information sessions

NDIS plan implementation and service agreement information sessions

This workshop focuses on plan implementation and service agreements between participants and
service providers. Using the template, the workshop will explore key aspects and participants’ rights
and choices.
The workshop will cover topics such as:
 Implementing your new plan.
 What is a service agreement?
 Understanding how the price guide works.
 Exploring what supports you need, when and who will deliver them using a service
agreement.
 How to find resources and who to contact?

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ROAR holiday fun

Griffith Intereach staff members Sonia and Vickie put their best sock forward this week as part of an art and craft session held at the Leeton Community Op Shop.
Our ROAR workers hosted a handful of youngsters for a sock puppet making session, which Vickie said was a lot of fun.
“This is just one of the many ways our staff members are reaching out to young people in the community during the school holiday break.”
The Griffith team also have a busy couple of weeks coming up with other partnership activities (Community Skills Project).
If you’d like to find out more about the ROAR program, or Intereach holiday programs, please call 1300 488 226.

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Fond farewell for Friendship Group members

“Anything I can do to help somebody or the community I’ll do it.”

It’s this attitude that has made Dawn and John Leach such popular members of the Barham community for the past 17 years after relocating from Tasmania.
The couple – who are moving to a retirement village in Bendigo – have also been treasured members of the Barham Friendship Group for about 10 years.
Dawn said a friend initially invited them to join the group because they were short of helpers.
“We used to drive the bus once a week and pick up members,” Dawn said.
“We got a lot of enjoyment out of the group and would recommend it to anyone.”

The couple were recently farewelled with a cake and celebrated for their volunteer work in the community – they’ve driven cars for Home and Community Care (HACC) and helped out at the library, while Dawn helped start up a local cancer support group after surviving a cancer battle herself in 2010.
“We don’t want praise or anything like that, we just like helping people,” Dawn said.

The Barham Friendship Group meets each Wednesday at the Community Health Centre at the Barham Hospital from 10am to 3pm. Cost is $15 per attendance which includes lunch.
For more information, contact Intereach Community Support Team on 1300 488 226.

Photo courtesy of Barham Bridge newspaper.

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Wagga Wagga – School Holiday Fun

Are you looking for some school holiday excitement in Wagga? Intereach is partnering with local Community Hubs in hosting a Movie Night (Jan. 15), Sports Day (Jan. 16) and Yoga Session (Jan. 18).

For more information or to register your interest, contact the ROAR team at the Wagga Intereach office on 02 6932 8300.

 

   

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NDIS Community Visits

Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The NDIS Intereach Stall is travelling around your area and will be setting up to talk to locals about the NDIS.
Staff can answer questions like:
 What is the NDIS and how does it work?
 What kind of support can I access through the NDIS?

More information for your area:

January

Alexandra
Broadford
Cobram
Donald
Euroa
Kerang
Mildura
Sea Lake
Swan Hill

February

Boort
Heathcote
Kerang
Kinglake
Maryborough
Murchison
Mildura
Numurkah
Seymour
Shepparton
Swan Hill
Violet Town
Wycheproof

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Free legal and financial advice

The Intereach Neighbourhood Centre / Community Hub in Deniliquin can help you access FREE legal and financial advice.
The Hub Coordinator can assist you to connect with the following services which are available at the Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre each month:

• Financial counselling (Salvation Army Money Care);
• Family and civil law legal advice (Legal Aid NSW);
• Generalist legal advice (Hume Riverina Community Legal Service).

A Family Relationship Service will also be available at the Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre on five occasions this year.
For more information or for help connecting with these services, please contact Hub Coordinator Rose Hill on 1300 488 226.

South West Tenants Advice is also available via phone on the first, second and third Thursday of each month from 10.30am-12.30pm. Call 02 6041 6699 for this service.

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NDIS Update – January 2019

Since our last E-News, we have been busy recruiting for local staff across Loddon, Mallee, Goulburn and Murrumbidgee to best support our communities.
From January 1 this year, the NDIS is now available in the Mallee and Goulburn regions. Most participants, families/carers and providers can expect contact from Intereach staff from now to support the development of their NDIS plan and form linkages to community and other government agency support.
If you’ve never connected with Intereach before, it’s natural that you might want to know more about us. Visit our website https://www.intereach.com.au/  to find out more about who we are and what other services we offer.

New Office Locations
Office Contact details
Shepparton 1 Sobraon Street, Shepparton
1300 488 226
ECEI@intereach.com.au
LAC@intereach.com.au
Mildura 41 Ninth Street, Mildura
1300 488 226
ECEI@intereach.com.au
LAC@intereach.com.au


International Day of People with a Disability

Intereach staff across NSW and Victoria joined in with local celebrations during International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD) held formally on December 3, 2018. This year’s theme was access and inclusion in sport and the community.
Celebrations across the Intereach footprint included the launch of a recently installed kayak launcher for people with physical disabilities at Picnic Point near Mathoura, celebrating with the local community at the Bendigo Community Fest, taking part in the ‘Para Sports Come N Try’ event in Shepparton, enjoying good food and music in Albury, a poetry reading in Leeton, an Art in the Park celebration in Finley and taking part in outdoor activities and a BBQ in Mildura.

Check out why this day is important to one of our team members, Shivone: https://www.intereach.com.au/stories/shivones-inspirational-story/


 

NDIS resources and information

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey. The booklets are a practical tool to help people with disability, participants, their families, carers and the wider community to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan.
The booklets are intended for use throughout a person’s NDIS journey and can be used to record key information, write questions and collect thoughts.
Booklet 1 – Understanding the NDIS
Booklet 1 covers:

  • Learning about the NDIS
  • Deciding whether to apply for the NDIS
  • Accessing the NDIS

Booklet 2 – Planning
Booklet 2 covers:

  • Understanding your current supports
  • Creating an NDIS plan to achieve your goals
  • Receiving an approved NDIS plan

Booklet 3 – Using your NDIS plan
Booklet 3 covers:

  • Understanding what’s in your plan
  • Learning how to use your plan
  • Choosing and managing supports and services
  • Reviewing your plan and progress

Want to know more about Self-Managing your NDIS plan? Check out the NDIS website to find out more.
Last edition we introduced you to what is Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention, follow the links to find out more.

Local Government Areas included in NDIS regions

Region Local Government Areas
Murrumbidgee Albury, Berrigan, Bland, Broken Hill, Coolamon, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Gundagai, Hay (ECEI only), Hilltops, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora, Wagga Wagga
Lower Fast West Balranald, Wentworth
Goulburn Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi and Strathbogie
Loddon Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander
Mallee Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill


Where will we be during January and February?

A key part of our role is getting out and about in community to run NDIS information sessions, plan readiness, plan implementation, plan review workshops, as well as being present at events, festivals and other key places with our iVan. We have lots of great resources and fantastic staff who are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have or offer support to access the scheme.

This newsletter will always include a schedule of where and when we will be in your community, so feel free to come and say hello. Another great way to keep up-to-date with our movements is by following our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/intereachdeniliquin/

Murrumbidgee

Albury
NDIS Self-Management Information Session
Wednesday 30 January 2019
10.30am – 12.30pm & 4.30pm – 6pm
Intereach Albury, 553 David St, Albury, NSW, 2640

NDIS Plan Implementation/Service Agreement Information Session
Wednesday 6 February 2019
10.30am – 12.30pm & 4.30pm – 6pm
Intereach Albury, 553 David St, Albury, NSW, 2640

Goulburn

Alexandra
NDIS Information Table
Thursday 31 January 2019
10am – 1pm
Alexandra Library, 49 Grant St, Alexandra, VIC, 3714

Broadford
NDIS Information Table
Tuesday 29 January 2019
10am – 1pm
Nexus Primary Health, 72 Ferguson St, Broadford, VIC, 3658

Cobram
NDIS Information Table
Tuesday 22 January 2019
10am – 1pm
Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Rd, Cobram, VIC, 3644

Euroa
NDIS Information Table
Thursday 24 January 2019
11am – 2pm
Euroa Library, 62 Binney St, Euroa, VIC, 3666

Kinglake
NDIS Information Table
Wednesday 6 February 2019
11am – 2pm
Kinglake Library, 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake, VIC, 3673

Murchison
NDIS Information Table
Monday 18 February 2019
10am – 1pm
Murchison Neighbourhood House, 23 Impey St, Murchison, VIC, 3610

Numurkah
NDIS Information Table
Wednesday 6 February 2019
10am – 1pm
Dyson’s IGA, 2-4 Melville St, Numurkah, VIC, 3636

Seymour
NDIS Information Table
Wednesday 20 February 2019
10am – 1pm
O’Keefe’s IGA, 10/115 Anzac Ave, Seymour, VIC, 3660

Violet Town
NDIS Information Table
Tuesday 19 February 2019
10am – 1pm
Violet Town Community House, Cowslip St, Violet Town, VIC, 3669

Loddon

Boort
NDIS Drop In Session
Tuesday 19 February 2019
10am – 2pm
Boort Resource & Information Centre, 119-121 Godfrey St, Boort, VIC, 3537

Maryborough
NDIS Drop In Session
Tuesday 5 February 2019
12.30pm – 4.30pm
Maryborough Community House, 23 Primrose St, Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Mallee

Kerang
Gannawarra Disability & Carers Expo
Monday 21 January 2019
2pm – 3.30pm & 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Kerang Memorial Hall, Nolan St, Kerang, VIC, 3579

NDIS Information Table
Thursday 14 February 2019
10am – 1pm
Outside of NAB, 44 Victoria St, Kerang, VIC, 3579

Mildura
NDIS Mini Expo
Tuesday 22 January 2019
10am – 2pm
SuniTAFE Student Hub, 453 Benetook Ave, Mildura, 3500

Swan Hill
NDIS Information Table
Wednesday 16 January 2019
10am – 1pm
Outside of Clark’s Gift Salon, 183 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, VIC, 3584

NDIS Information Table
Wednesday 13 February 2019
10am – 1pm
Outside of Clark’s Gift Salon, 183 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, VIC, 3584

Additional sessions will be scheduled for upcoming months which will be promoted through the Intereach website, Facebook, E-News and flyers in your local community.

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Community Hubs opening hours for Christmas period

Intereach Community Hubs office hours over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:
Hay Hub – Closed from 5pm December 20 reopening 9am January 2
Finley – Closed from 3pm December 21 reopening 9am January 2.
Corowa – Closed from 5pm December 24 reopening 9am January 2.
Cootamundra – Closed from 3pm December 20 reopening 9am January 2.
Deniliquin – Closed from 5pm December 20 reopening 9am January 2.
Have a safe and merry Christmas from all staff at the Intereach Community Hubs!

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Loan Scheme service shutdown for Christmas break

The Intereach No Interest Loan Scheme service will be unavailable from close of business on Tuesday, December 17 due to the Christmas / New Year holiday period. The service will re-open to the public from 9am on Monday, January 7.
Eligible community members can access loans via any Intereach office.
For more information call 1300 488 226 or visit www.intereach.com.au
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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