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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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OOSH Summer Holiday Program

The summer school holidays are just around the corner, so do you have your vacation child care sorted? Let OOSH help!
With fun activities ranging from dancing to swimming, craft and excursions, Intereach Deniliquin Out Of School Hours Vacation Care has loads of fun activities to keep your primary aged children busy these school holidays.
For more information Phone: 03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478

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Scam phone calls alert

Police have been alerted to what they believe to be scam phone calls claiming to be from Intereach.
Police are aware of a number of phone calls – from either a person or voice automated system – in the Deniliquin area in recent months. There have been reports of at least three different calls that have been received and some examples include:
• An automated message claiming to be Intereach and requesting bank account details;
• An Intereach volunteer being contacted by a person identifying as ‘Jim’ from Intereach;
• Another volunteer getting an automated message about a survey being conducted by Intereach.
Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said it’s disappointing to know the organisation’s name was being used in this way.
She said she wanted the community to be aware of phone calls of this nature and to report them to police or the organisation.
“We don’t use automated voice messaging services to conduct surveys and we don’t request bank details over the phone. Please be wary of any suspicious calls and please let police know, or contact our office. It’s disappointing to think that there are people out there promoting themselves to be from Intereach and asking for bank details and other personal information.”
Murray River Police District Inspector Jy Brown reminded people not to provide personal details over the phone to unsolicited callers. Insp Brown said if you’re unsure if a caller is legitimate, ask for a name and contact number and then hang up and call the local Intereach office to check the details. He said you can also alert police.

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NDIS News

What are Intereach NDIS Community Information sessions and workshops?

One of the ways you can learn more about the NDIS is by attending one of our Community Information sessions or workshops. These sessions cater for everyone, from those just learning about the NDIS to people who already have a plan in place.  We hold a variety of these sessions across our footprint every month. So what sessions do we offer and how can they help you?

Mobile Information Van (Ivan) Visits:

Our NDIS Intereach Information Van, also known as iVan, is regularly out and about in our local communities. Ivan’s is reguarily parked in towns for a few hours at a time and manned with friendly staff who are available to answer any of your questions about the NDIS, what support is available and how to access the scheme. If you would like to request that Ivan comes along to your town, place of business or local event please contact our friendly Community Engagement staff by calling 1300 968 140 or emailing lac@intereach.com.au for further details.

Community Information sessions:

These sessions are particularly useful for people who haven’t attended an information session before or could do with a refresher. They are designed as general information sessions about the NDIS, designed to help people with disability, their families and carers get ready for the NDIS.

Drop in session: These sessions are aimed at participants who need assistance from a Local Area Coordinator to better understand their NDIS plan, along with other government agency supports. No appointment is necessary, just pop in for a short informal chat.

Workshops
Implementation workshop:

These workshops are designed to assist participants who have already had a planning meeting to increase your understanding and confidence when implementing your NDIS plan. These workshops cover topics such as understanding your NDIS Plan, understanding NDIS budgets/Self-Management, what are a Service Agreements and knowing where to find resources and supports.

Scheduled review workshop:

These workshops are aimed for current NDIS participants to learn more, and prepare for the scheduled plan review process. This workshop looks at how you are progressing towards your personal goals, exploring new goals and identifying changes in your life.

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Want to know more about NDIS community events in Loddon, Goulburn, Mallee or Murrumbidgee? Read on!

Loddon Community Engagement Sessions

Bendigo

Drop in session
Thursday 25 October
2:30pm-5:00pm
Bendigo Special Development School, 26-32 Lockwood Road, Kangaroo Flat, VIC, 3555

Drop in session
Wednesday 30 October
1:30pm-3:30pm
Bendigo City Council- Sir John Quick Room, 195 – 229 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo, VIC 3550

Bullengarook
Drop in session
Monday 29 October
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School, 705 Bacchus Marsh, Bullengarook

Castlemaine

Drop in session
Thursday 4 October
9:30am-11:30am
Ray Bradfield Rooms- Victory Park, Corner of Lyttleton & Lloyd Street, Castlemaine

Echuca
Drop in session
Tuesday 16 October
1:30pm- 3:30pm
Echuca Specialist School, 238 High Street, Echuca, VIC, 3564

Gisborne
Drop in session
Tuesday 9 October
1:30pm-3:30pm
Gisborne Library, 8 Hamilton street, Gisborne, VIC,

Pyramid Hill

Drop in session
Thursday 11 October
9:30am -11:30am
Neighbourhood House, 5-8/43-45 Kelly Street, Pyramid Hill

LAC Goulburn Update

Intereach, along with the NDIA, DHHS, Department of Education and Disability Services Commissioner, have already met and spoken with more than 400 people across Goulburn at targeted education and community sessions. We will continue to work closely with the NDIA to get the community NDIS ready. Throughout September and October we have a range of sessions on offer to suit the community needs.

Cobram
iVan
Tuesday 16 October
10am – 1pm
Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Road

Pre-Planning Workshop
Monday 22 October
9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2:30pm
Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Road
RSVP required

Euroa

Pre-Planning Workshop
Wednesday 24 October
9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2:30pm
Strathbogie Shire Council, 109a Binney Street
RSVP required

Kinglake
iVan
Thursday 11 October
10am – 1pm
Kinglake Library, 19 Whittlesea Rd

Mooroopna
Pre-Planning Workshop
Tuesday 23 October
9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2:30pm
Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre, 23 Alexandra Street
RSVP required

Seymour
iVan
Monday 24 September
10am – 1pm
Seymour Woolworths, Wallis and William Street

Shepparton

NDIS Community Session
Tuesday 30 October
9:30-11:30am or 1:30pm-3:30pm
TBC
RSVP required

Violet Town
iVan
Monday 15 October
10am – 1pm
Violet Town Community House, Cowslip Street

Wallan
iVan
Friday 12 October
10am – 1pm
Wellington Square Shopping Centre, 81/89 High Street

Pre-Planning Workshop
Thursday 25 October
9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wallan Neighbourhood House, 42 Bentinck Street
RSVP required

Yarrawonga
iVan
Tuesday 30 October
10am – 1pm
Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House, 1 Hargrave Crt

Yea
Pre-Planning Workshop
Friday 26 October
9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2:30pm
Yea Community House, 15 The Semi-Circle
RSVP required

 

LAC Mallee Update

You may have seen iVan, Intereach’s NDIS Community Information Van around the Mallee recently. iVan and Intereach staff will be out and about again in coming weeks to answer your questions about the NDIS. We also have a number of other Community Engagement sessions planned for September and October.

Mildura
iVan
Wednesday 3 October
12pm-5pm
East End Community House Inc, 8 Dove Place, Mildura, VIC, 3500

Ouyen
iVan
Thursday 4 October
2pm-4pm
Ouyen Neighbourhood House, 28 Britt Street, Ouyen, 3490
Attendance is free and RSVPs are appreciated. Phone: 1300 968 140 or email:  lac@intereach.com.au.

 

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