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Munch & Move Play Session

Intereach Family Day Care Educators and children took part in a Munch & Move play based session facilitated by Murrumbidgee Local Health District Health Promotion Officer, Melanie Broadbent.

The focus was on developing fundamental movement skills through practical activities. Focusing on running, jumping, hopping, galloping and side sliding, the group enjoyed a game of ‘frogs and toads’, ball relays, parachute games and dancing.

The healthy eating component starred  ‘The Magic Lunchbox’ story followed by healthy eating ‘cut and paste’ activities and sharing a healthy morning tea

The practical session allowed Educators to engage with the children while learning new ideas for games and activities for implementation in their care environments.

The MLHD Health Promotion team is continuously working with Early Childhood Education and Care Services to deliver the innovative, fun, games based program while enhancing the 6 key messages. https://www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/healthy-living/healthy-eating/munch-move

 

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Our new Links to Community

We’re thrilled this week to be introducing our Community Links program to our communities.

Intereach Community Links enhances the high quality service already being offered by our staff in linking local people to a range of services and supports available in their community.
Community Links was developed by Intereach staff and is built on the platform of a ‘no wrong door policy’ – essentially, everyone is welcome into any one of our 16 offices across southern NSW and Northern Victoria and our ‘Linkers’ will be there to help them “get the support they need, when they need it”.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said it’s an exciting time for the organisation which will this week start a recruitment campaign for Community Links staff in Griffith, Wagga, Bendigo, Kyneton, Mildura, Maryborough and Shepparton.
“Community Links is an extension of the good work our staff are already doing and builds on the Community Hubs model which is offered from our Deniliquin headquarters and some of our other smaller southern New South Wales offices,” Ms Fox said.

“We’re rolling out Community Links across our entire footprint. People can walk into any one of our offices off the street and feel confident they’ll be linked to the local services or community group they need.

“Community Links is designed to strengthen our foundation and reputation as a community leader in rural and regional areas. We’re committed to developing community infrastructure and supporting rural and regional communities, and Community Links is another exciting chapter in our organisation’s success story.”

So how will it work? The Community Links team will be made up of ‘Community Linkers’. In many cases, Community Linkers will be the first point of contact for people accessing our services for the first time.
There’ll be a Linker based at every office, allowing every Intereach office to now be open to the community from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.
Our Community Linkers will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to link people to where they need to go – whether it be internally to one of our programs, or externally to a mainstream support or community connection; they’ll be working towards greater accessibility and inclusion for all people and capturing information to help identify service gaps in our local communities.

Ms Fox said once recruitment has been completed Community Links will be officially launched.
“We’re sourcing Community Linkers both internally and externally. We’re looking for highly motivated, positive and personable people to become part of our Community Links team; they’ll in many ways be the ‘face of Intereach’, responsible for working with individuals, service providers and community groups to provide a locally based, single point of access to information, resources and services that are accessible to all members of the community.”

For more information on the Community Linker role, visit www.intereach.com.au or contact Senior Manager Community Engagement and Capacity Development Erin Smith on 1300 488 226

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Wear It Purple Day – 2019

Intereach proudly supported Wear It Purple Day on Friday August 30 with an organisation-wide Morning Tea.

 

Wear It Purple Day has one simple message:

“You have the right to be proud of who you are”.

Intereach had an organisation-wide morning tea with offices across our service area coming together via a video conference to enjoy in the festivities.

Wear It Purple Day was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache and their very real responses. In 2010, several LGBTIQA+ young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.

Wear It Purple’s Four Key Focus Areas are:   

 Awareness – Provide support and resources for Schools, Universities, Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) and Youth Organisations to assist them in creating inclusive experiences for rainbow young people. Act as a source of resources to support the effective delivery of Wear It Purple Day in Schools, Universities, Workplaces and the broader community

Opportunity – Provide meaningful opportunities for rainbow young people to develop their skills, expand their network and contribute to the inclusivity of their communities.

Environment – Provide supportive and safe spaces (digital and physical) and contribute to a world where young rainbow people feel proud of who they are.

Collaboration – Collaborate and unite with other organisations to further the inclusion of rainbow young people. Through partnerships, we support the effective delivery of Wear It Purple Day in Schools, Universities, Workplaces and the broader community.

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Home Care Packages – Swan Hill information session

Are you aged 65 or over?

Do you need support to stay living at home?

Intereach Home Care Packages can help you live more comfortably in your own home by helping you with household duties and maintenance, personal care, nursing and other clinical services.

You and your personal goals are important to Intereach and we listen and help you design a care plan to maximise your independence at home and in your community.

To find out more about Intereach Home Care Packages in the Swan Hill area, come along to our info session and afternoon tea on Tuesday September 3 at the Swan Hill RSL Club, 1.30-3.30pm

To RSVP please call the Intereach Community Support team on 1300 488 226

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