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Cootamundra Hub to help drought affected farmers

The crippling effect of drought on farming communities in NSW has inspired Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub to launch a fun fundraiser for farmers.

 

Local families with babies and preschool aged children have been invited to attend Wiggle and Giggle at the Hub on Tuesday 14 August dressed as farmers or farm animals.

 

Participants are asked to bring items to donate to a care pack for affected farmers, such as non-perishable food, bottles of water, nappies, pet food and toiletries.

 

Don’t attend Wiggle and Giggle? Local people are still welcome to drop their donated goods in to Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub where staff will ensure every donation is passed along to drought affected farming families.

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “This is an opportunity for local people to pitch in to help farming families who are doing it really tough. It’s all about coming together as a community and doing our part, every donation helps and every donation is welcome, nothing’s too little.”

 

Wiggle and Giggle meets at the Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub every Tuesday from 10.30am till 12pm and new members are always welcome. The group offers parents of young children an opportunity to meet, chat and access information while children enjoy fun activities that support their development.

 

Want to know more?

Want to make a donation, or find out more about how you can help? Contact Louise at Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub on ph: 02 6942 8800

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Intereach OOSH now offering after school sports

Struggling to coordinate work with your child’s after school activities? The Deniliquin Intereach Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Program has a solution!

 

During term three, OOSH will be offering after school sports at no additional cost to parents.

 

OOSH kids will be able to enjoy Karate with Daniel on Mondays at 4pm and Gymnastics with Tahnee on Thursdays at 3.30pm.

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “We understand how challenging it can be for parents to combine work or study with the school pick up and their child’s after school activities. Offering sports through OOSH gives our children opportunities to try new things or continue to do the activities they enjoy in a supportive and encouraging environment.”

 

Intereach Out of School Hours (OOSH) Care provides after school and school holidays childcare for primary school aged children. In addition to karate and gymnastics the OOSH program focusses on active free play and other fun activities such as art, sport, craft, cooking and drama.

 

During the school term, OOSH children are picked up from their school by the local bus company and dropped off at OOSH where they receive a nutritious afternoon tea. The service is based at the Intereach Family Centre on Trickett Street and runs Monday to Friday, 3pm to 6pm, during the NSW school term and 8am till 6pm during NSW school holidays.

 

Want to know more about OOSH?

For more information about OOSH click here

 

If you would like to chat to one of our OOSH team, or to book your child’s place, contact Intereach OOSH on ph: 03 5890 5260, mob: 0428 554 478 or email: oosh@intereach.com.au

 

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Intereach Family Day Care educator Angela Coffey among the best

Intereach Deniliquin Family Day Care Educator Angela Coffey has been named Riverina regional winner in the 2018 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards. The awards celebrate the important role educators play in the lives of children, families and communities across Australia.

 

Intereach Family Day Care offers flexible and extended hours of childcare for babies and children under the age of 13. Care is provided for small groups of children in the homes of registered Family Day Care educators. Angela is one of 28,000 family day care educators providing quality education and care to more than 200,000 children across Australia.

 

Angela said, “I was delighted just to be nominated! It’s really nice to get the recognition and feel valued by the families that I work with. I was actually quite shocked when I had found out that I had won. I won the award the previous year and there are so many wonderful educators in our region that I really didn’t expect to get the call telling me I had won again! The thing I enjoy the most about working in Family Day Care is the relationships you build with the children and their families. It’s so wonderful to see the personalities of the children thrive in a small group environment and experience their growth and development.”

 

Angela was nominated for the award by local school teacher Sarah Campbell. Sarah said, “I’m ecstatic that Angela has won this award and I think it really validates the care and effort she puts into her work. My children have flourished under her care. She has wonderful ideas that help the children learn and develop and she invests such love into everything she does. We are so lucky to have her as part of our lives.”

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “It is such a proud moment for Intereach to have one of our Educators announced as regional winner. It is wonderful to see our passionate Educators hard work being recognised and we would like to congratulate Angela on her achievement.”

 

Interested in finding out more about Family Day Care?

 

For more information about Intereach Family Day Care phone 03 5890 5210.

 

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Get creative at Boomerang Bags workshops!

Plastic bags are out and sustainable bags are in! Local people are invited to do their bit for the environment by participating in a Boomerang Bags working bee and learning to make their own reusable, fabric shopping bags using recycled fabric.

 

Workshops will be held on the first Saturday of every month and everyone from beginners to sewing experts are welcome.

 

Boomerang Bags Deniliquin is an initiative of the Edward River Sustainability Group. This is an opportunity to join a sewing bee supported by Intereach Ability Links. Workshop participants can keep the bags they make, give them to family and friends or donate them to be sold at the Deniliquin Naponda Farmers Market. The proceeds from bag sales will go towards local sustainable living activities.

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “This is a fantastic community initiative and a great opportunity for local people to come together to help build a clean, green and sustainable town. It’s also a chance for people to be creative, learn a new skill and use up those scraps of fabric that might otherwise go to waste.”

 

How can I get involved?

WHEN: First Saturday of each month, 1pm – 4pm

WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre, 78-80 Napier St

COST: FREE! Afternoon tea provided

 

Interested in finding out more about sustainable Boomerang Bags?

For more information about Boomerang Bags, contact Wendy, Intereach Ability Links 03 5890 5258 or Cathy on 0459 347 620.

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‘Cheap, Easy and Yummy’ cooking demonstration in Deni

Do you worry about what to cook for dinner without breaking the bank? Deniliquin people have been invited to attend a free cooking demonstration to learn how to cook easy, delicious and budget friendly meals.

 

Local woman Gill McKenna will run the demonstration in partnership with Intereach Ability Links, Rotary, St Vincent de Paul, Vinnies Services and the Salvation Army.

 

The “Cheap, Easy & Yummy” demonstration will showcase how to use simple, low cost ingredients to prepare meals that are tasty and nutritious.

 

Attendees will get to sample each of the demonstrated recipes and can also take home a free booklet of Gill’s tried and tested recipes.

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Food doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to be delicious and healthy. This demonstration will teach you about cooking meals on a budget, so you can cut costs without cutting taste and nutrition.”

 

Interested in cooking on a budget?

DATE: Wednesday 29 August
TIME: 12pm – 1:30pm
WHERE: Multi Arts Centre, Cressy St, Deniliquin
COST: FREE! Includes lunch
INTERESTED? Contact Wendy, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5258

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Free women’s health and pampering day

Do you know a woman who needs some pampering? Intereach Ability Links and NSW Health have invited local women to enjoy a free women’s health afternoon tea, with complimentary pampering sessions.

 

The day will be held at Intereach Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 3 July 2018 and will include free hand massages and hand care from local beautician Mikki Amor. Free child care can be provided but must be requested at RSVP.

 

The event is also an opportunity for women of all ages to learn more about pap tests, breast checks, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and looking after themselves.

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said that women often forget to look after themselves. “There are so many women out there who put everyone else and their needs first and rarely take time to care for themselves. This is a free session offering women the chance to relax, socialise and enjoy some guilt free indulgence.”

 

“The event will also include relaxed and confidential health information, giving women an opportunity to ask questions, get ‘the facts’ and have any health myths dispelled. It’s important that, as women, we look after ourselves. After all, so often the health of those we love starts with us and healthy, well informed women are amazing advocates for health and wellbeing in their own families, and communities.”

 

Women’s health and pampering event details

Date:               Tuesday 3 July 2018

Time:              1pm-3pm

Location:        Intereach Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Napier and Trickett Streets

Cost:               It’s free! Afternoon tea, refreshments and pampering sessions are all completely free

 

Sound like fun? Want to know more?

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Wendy Johnston, Intereach Ability Links, or Rosemary Hill, Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub, on 03 5890 5200.

To access free childcare you must RSVP before Friday 29 June 2018.

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Free events to boost carers wellbeing

Carers in the Albury and Griffith areas have been invited to attend free events to help boost their wellbeing.

 

A free information and wellbeing Expo will be held at Mirambeena Community Centre, Martha Mews, Lavington, Albury on Thursday 28 June from 10am till 2pm.

 

The All About ME Expo, hosted by Intereach and the Border Carers Reference Group, is an opportunity to meet with organisations who provide support and services for local carers together under one roof.

 

The event will also feature wellbeing activities, door prizes, information stalls and guest speakers. Catering will be provided.

 

Griffith area carers have been invited to attend a free wellbeing workshop at Griffith Exies Club, Jondaryan Ave, on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

 

The workshops, hosted by Intereach, will feature yoga and mindfulness, self-massage and self care techniques.

 

Two sessions will be held the first from 10am till 12pm and the second from 2pm till 4pm.

 

As many as 12 percent of the local population are carers and nationwide more than 2.7 million people have caring responsibilities. Intereach provides support and respite services for local carers through their Commonwealth Respite Carelink Centre (CRCC).

 

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said “Carers are everywhere within our communities, and odds are you either are a carer or know a carer. Nobody plans to become a carer, a sudden accident, illness or the increasing frailty of a family member or friend means that any of us could become a carer at any time. Caring can be rewarding but it can also be demanding and exhausting. Sometimes caring responsibilities mean a carer can miss out on socialising, relaxing or enjoying a hobby.”

 

“Too often carers can go unrecognised, but if carers decided to stop performing their caring role, it would cost more than $60 billion each year to replace those supports. Events like this are a wonderful way to show carers that support is available and they are not alone.”

 

Want to know more?

Interested? To RSVP, or to find out more information, contact Intereach CRCC on 1800 052 222.

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Intereach Vacation Care July 2018 program

Vacation Care July 2018

Want to learn karate, do gymnastics or go on fun excursions? The Intereach Deniliquin OOSH Vacation Care July 2018 school holiday program has just been released and bookings are now open.

We have a great range of fun activities and diverse experiences lined up, we’ll see you there!

Download the program below.

Need help booking in?

  • Read the Fact Sheets, and log in via the front page of the website (Just scroll down to bottom) or
  • Download the app
  • Phone us: 03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478

Need to contact us?

  • Email: oosh@intereach.com.au
  • Phone:  03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478
  • Drop into: Intereach Family Centre, 366 Trickett Street, Deniliquin 2710 (during OOSH hours), or the Intereach Neighbourhood Centre (on the corner of Trickett and Napier Streets)
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Intereach Vacation Care July 2018 program

Vacation Care July 2018

Want to learn karate, do gymnastics or go on fun excursions? The Intereach Deniliquin OOSH Vacation Care July 2018 school holiday program has just been released and bookings are now open.

We have a great range of fun activities and diverse experiences lined up, we’ll see you there!

Download the program below.

Need help booking in?

  • Read the Fact Sheets, and log in via the front page of the website (Just scroll down to bottom) or
  • Download the app
  • Phone us: 03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478

Need to contact us?

  • Email: oosh@intereach.com.au
  • Phone:  03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478
  • Drop into: Intereach Family Centre, 366 Trickett Street, Deniliquin 2710 (during OOSH hours), or the Intereach Neighbourhood Centre (on the corner of Trickett and Napier Streets)
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Intereach announced as NDIS LAC and ECEI partner for Mallee and Goulburn

Intereach is delighted to have been announced as the Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Mallee and Goulburn areas.

As an NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver LAC and ECEI in the Local Government areas of Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill, Moira, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi.

Intereach already provides LAC and ECEI services in the Loddon area of Victoria and LAC services in the Murrumbidgee area of NSW. The National Disability Insurance Agency recently announced Intereach as the ECEI provider in the Murrumbidgee area.

Local Area Coordination services assist people to navigate the NDIS. This includes providing planning and coordination services to give people with disability choice and control over the services they use. LAC also supports people to navigate mainstream services and become an active part of their community.

ECEI supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Intereach has a long history in working across the Riverina Murray region and we look forward to working with local people to ensure they receive the assistance they deserve. Intereach already has significant experience in delivering Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention services and we are excited for the opportunity to draw upon this expertise to support local people.”

Planning for the establishment of the LAC and ECEI services in Mallee and Goulburn is now underway.

Want to know more?

Read the full announcement  here
More information about Local Area Coordination services can he found here
Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found here
To see all LAC providers in Victoria click here
To see who all of the ECEI providers are in VIC click here
Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website

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Intereach announced as an NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Provider in Murrumbidgee

31/05/2018

Intereach is delighted to have been announced as the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Murrumbidgee area.

As a NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver ECEI in the Local Government areas of Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Leeton. Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth.

Intereach already provides NDIS and ECEI services in the Loddon area of Victoria. Intereach also delivers the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee area on behalf of NDIS partner Social Futures.

The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “At Intereach we have significant experience in Early Childhood Early Intervention and are excited for the opportunity to draw upon this expertise to support local families. Evidence shows that timely support for a child with developmental delay before the age of six can significantly change that child’s developmental trajectory and overall quality of life. ECEI will allow us to work with families to understand their child’s support needs and provide the information they need to make informed choices about supports and services.”

Planning for the establishment of the ECEI program in Murrumbidgee is now underway.

Want to know more about ECEI?

Read the full announcement from the NDIS here

Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found on the ECEI page of the NDIS website

To see who all of the ECEI providers are in NSW (by Local Government Area) click here

Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website.

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Intereach announced as an NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Provider in Murrumbidgee

Intereach is delighted to have been announced as the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Murrumbidgee area.

As a NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver ECEI in the Local Government areas of Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Leeton. Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth.

Intereach already provides NDIS and ECEI services in the Loddon area of Victoria. Intereach also delivers the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee area on behalf of NDIS partner Social Futures.

The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “At Intereach we have significant experience in Early Childhood Early Intervention and are excited for the opportunity to draw upon this expertise to support local families. Evidence shows that timely support for a child with developmental delay before the age of six can significantly change that child’s developmental trajectory and overall quality of life. ECEI will allow us to work with families to understand their child’s support needs and provide the information they need to make informed choices about supports and services.”

Planning for the establishment of the ECEI program in Murrumbidgee is now underway.

Want to know more about ECEI?

Read the full announcement from the NDIS here

Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found on the ECEI page of the NDIS website

To see who all of the ECEI providers are in NSW (by Local Government Area) click here

Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website.

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