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Local people bringing local knowledge to the NDIS

Locally based Intereach staff are set to become the local faces of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which starts across the Murrumbidgee and Far Western areas of NSW this week.

The NDIS will work to support people with disability to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime. The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, pursue their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC).

Intereach is delivering the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Far West area on behalf of NDIS Partner Social Futures.

Intereach NDIS Local Area Coordinators will work alongside local people with disability by using their local knowledge to help people with disability advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services they need to live a good life.

A team will work across the Murrumbidgee and Far Western area from offices in Albury, Buronga, Corowa, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Finley, Griffith and Wagga Wagga.

Intereach LAC staff will be available via appointment in community based locations.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS in NSW, people in the Murrumbidgee and Far Western areas will transition according to an agreed phasing plan. More information can be found at: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ready-for-ndis/ndis-rollout/murrumbidgee/ or http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ready-for-ndis/ndis-rollout/far-west/

For more information about the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Far Western NSW area

Email: LAC.Murrumbidgee@ndis.gov.au ,  or

Telephone: 1800 522 679

Information about the NDIS including eligibility and access requirements can be found on the national NDIS website

www.ndis.gov.au or by calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

 

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Local people bringing local knowledge to the NDIS

Locally based Intereach staff are set to become the local faces of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which starts across the Murrumbidgee and Far Western areas of NSW this week.

The NDIS will work to support people with disability to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime. The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, pursue their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC).

Intereach is delivering the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Far West area on behalf of NDIS Partner Social Futures.

Intereach NDIS Local Area Coordinators will work alongside local people with disability by using their local knowledge to help people with disability advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services they need to live a good life.

A team will work across the Murrumbidgee and Far Western area from offices in Albury, Buronga, Corowa, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Finley, Griffith and Wagga Wagga.

Intereach LAC staff will be available via appointment in community based locations.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS in NSW, people in the Murrumbidgee and Far Western areas will transition according to an agreed phasing plan. More information can be found at: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ready-for-ndis/ndis-rollout/murrumbidgee/ or http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ready-for-ndis/ndis-rollout/far-west/

For more information about the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Far Western NSW area

Email: LAC.Murrumbidgee@ndis.gov.au ,  or

Telephone: 1800 522 679

Information about the NDIS including eligibility and access requirements can be found on the national NDIS website

www.ndis.gov.au or by calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

 

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Five people enjoying playing football

Bendigo FIDA Football Try Outs

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contactDaniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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Five people enjoying playing football

Bendigo FIDA Football Try Outs

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contactDaniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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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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ECEI worker playing with young boy

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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ECEI worker playing with young boy

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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Two white theatre masks against the background of a green theatre curtain

FREE all abilities drama classes in Albury

Local people have been invited to register for FREE drama classes in Albury.

The weekly classes, a partnership between Intereach Ability Links and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, are suitable for people of all levels of experience and ability.

Participants will learn characterisation, improvisation, mime, vocal techniques, movement and physical theatre.

The classes are accessible and inclusive and participants from all backgrounds are welcome. However, all participants must be aged over 16 years.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “What a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and have some fun! Drama is not only a fabulous way to express yourself, it also supports a variety of other every day skills like communication, creativity, focus, fitness, emotional release, social skills, confidence and team work. No experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure!”
Bookings are essential and places are limited. Classes will commence on Tuesday 17 April.

 

Class details

 

WHEN: Tuesdays from April 17
TIME: 11.00am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Flying Fruit Fly Circus, 605 Hovell St, South Albury, NSW, 2640

To find out more, or to make your booking, contact Jarrod at Intereach Ability Links on 02 6051 7856.

 

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Support Group for families who live with disability

Are you the parent or carer of a child who lives with a disability? Do you live in the Deniliquin area?

Our parent support group for families living with disability is run by parents for parents & carers. Bring your children and join us for coffee, chat and play.

WHEN: Every third Saturday starting 3 March 2018
TIME: 10.30am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Family Centre, Trickett St, Deniliquin
BYO Morning Tea

INTERESTED?
Contact Leesa Ph: 0419 649 471
or Carla, Intereach Early Childhood Intervention, Ph: 03 5890 5200

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Intereach adopts the ‘Registered Charity Tick’

Did you know that Intereach is a registered charity?

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) aims to give reassurance to the public that the charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting its presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

The ACNC encourage members of the public to check the Register to find out more details about charities they support.

You can read more about the ACNC Register here:

You can view the Intereach Charity Registration here:

ACNC Registered Charity Tick

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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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NDIS Plan Implementation Sessions

NDIS Murrimbidgee/Far West (NSW) News

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Community Information Sessions will be held in Wentworth, Dareton and Balranald during May. These sessions are designed to help people with disability, their families and carers get ready for the NDIS. These sessions are particularly useful for people who haven’t attended an information session before or could do with a refresher.

The sessions will cover topics such as:
• What is the NDIS and how does it work?
• Who is eligible and when can the scheme be accessed?
• What kind of support can be accessed through the NDIS?
• Where can I get more information?

Sessions will be held in:

WENTWORTH

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time: 9am till 12pm
Location: Visitor Information Centre, 66 Darling St, Wentworth, NSW 2648

DARETON

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Location: Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corp, 51 Sturt Pl, Dareton, NSW 2717

BALRANALD

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 10am -12noon
Location: Balranald District Ex-Services Memorial Club, 116 Market St, Balranald NSW 2715

RSVPs

Please note: RSVPs are required for these workshops. If there are no RSVPs recorded, the workshops will not run. To RSVP please call 1800 522 679 or email LAC.Murrumbidgee@ndis.gov.au
If you would like more information about the NDIS visit: https://www.intereach.com.au/service/ndis-local-area-coordination-lac-murrumbidgee-and-far-west-nsw/

 

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Deniliquin LGBTI Parents and Friends Group

Are you the parent, family member or friend of a LGBTIQ person? Live in the Deniliquin area?

Our peer discussion group offers support, information and understanding in a relaxed and positive environment.

Let’s break down the barriers!

DATE: Monday 29 January
TIME: 7.00pm
WHERE: South West Arts (Old Conargo Shire Chambers), End St, Deniliquin
INTERESTED? Contact Wendy Johnston, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5258

Light supper provided. Everyone welcome.

Interested? Contact Wendy Johnston, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5258

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