NDIS Update - January 2019
02 Jan 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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