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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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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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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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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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Buronga office closed

Intereach services available in the Sunraysia area have been consolidated ‘under the one roof’.

Staff from our Buronga office have relocated to our organisation’s newest office, located at 41 Ninth St, Mildura.
The Buronga office was officially closed on Thursday, January 31 and had been operating from 2/10 Sturt Highway for about three years.

The Mildura office officially opened on January 1 this year.

Services offered from the Mildura office are National Disability Insurance Scheme Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI), Family Mental Health Support Service (known as Reach Out and Relax), Ability Links NSW, and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.

We apologise for any inconvenience the closure of our Buronga office may have caused.

For more information, please call us on 1300 488 226 or visit the Mildura office.

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Buronga office closed

Intereach services available in the Sunraysia area have been consolidated ‘under the one roof’.

Staff from our Buronga office have relocated to our organisation’s newest office, located at 41 Ninth St, Mildura.
The Buronga office was officially closed on Thursday, January 31 and had been operating from 2/10 Sturt Highway for about three years.

The Mildura office officially opened on January 1 this year.

Services offered from the Mildura office are National Disability Insurance Scheme Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI), Family Mental Health Support Service (known as Reach Out and Relax), Ability Links NSW, and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.

We apologise for any inconvenience the closure of our Buronga office may have caused.

For more information, please call us on 1300 488 226 or visit the Mildura office.

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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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Have Your Say

Intereach wants people living in southern NSW, central Victoria and surrounds to get the help they need, when they need it.

This survey asks you a series of questions to help identify what needs there are in your community.

It should take you about 10 minutes. At the end, you can enter a draw to win an iPad Mini!

Click here to complete the survey: https://www.intereach.com.au/have-your-say/

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Have Your Say

Intereach wants people living in southern NSW, central Victoria and surrounds to get the help they need, when they need it.

This survey asks you a series of questions to help identify what needs there are in your community.

It should take you about 10 minutes. At the end, you can enter a draw to win an iPad Mini!

Click here to complete the survey: https://www.intereach.com.au/have-your-say/

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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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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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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. The iVans is regularly 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, such as what support is available and how to access the scheme. If you would like to request that the iVan comes along to your town, place of business or local event please contact our friendly Community Engagement staff by calling 1300 488 226 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, 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 an 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 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.

A great way to keep up-to-date with our movements is by following our Facebook page

 

Do you want to keep up with news and events as we implement NDIS LAC and ECEI across Loddon, Goulburn, Mallee and Murrumbidgee?

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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. The iVans is regularly 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, such as what support is available and how to access the scheme. If you would like to request that the iVan comes along to your town, place of business or local event please contact our friendly Community Engagement staff by calling 1300 488 226 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, 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 an 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 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.

A great way to keep up-to-date with our movements is by following our Facebook page

 

Do you want to keep up with news and events as we implement NDIS LAC and ECEI across Loddon, Goulburn, Mallee and Murrumbidgee?

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Intereach welcomes Minister

The Hon. Ray Williams, MP – NSW Minister for Disability Services will tomorrow (Wednesday 29 November 2017) visit Albury to present a Premier’s Award to the North West Alliance for delivery of the Ability Links NSW program.

The award recognises people who have worked on programs, initiatives, innovations or improvements that contribute to improving customer satisfaction with government services.
Local organisation, Intereach, delivers Ability Links NSW across the Murrumbidgee region as part of the North West Alliance with Social Futures the lead agency.
Intereach Chief Executive Officer; Keryn Fox stated “Ability Links NSW is a truly unique program and our Linkers go above and beyond to support people with a disability reach their goals and dreams.”

“Every day our Linkers support people in the community to access services and make community connections as a part of reaching their goals. This all contributes to building better relationships with government services.”

To date, Ability Links providers across New South Wales have supported more than 80,000 participants across NSW.
“The program model is a winner” according to Urbis Director of Economic and Social Advisory Alison Wallace, who was responsible for the three-year evaluation of the Ability Links NSW program.

“People with disability, their families and carers highly value Ability Links and told us countless stories of the positive impact it has had. The evaluation clearly shows that people’s lives really are being changed,” she said.

Event Details:

Minister Williams will present the award to local staff and participants at 3pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the office of Intereach Albury – 553 David Street 2640.

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Ability Links participant Mary Catanzariti is a great example of the opportunities that can be generated through community partnership and linkages. Mary has been supported to publish her first book of poetry and develop her public speaking skills in a variety of community settings. Mary will recite her poem at the award presentation.

Click here to read more about Mary’s story:  

Click here to read more about the Ability Links Program:

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Wagga Photography Workshops

Join Intereach Ability Links for a FREE all abilities three session workshop with John and Maria Egan Photography. Have fun, learn new skills, and meet new people! Sessions are available for people aged 13-20 years as well as those aged over 20 years.

Bookings are essential and places are limited.

WHEN: Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, and Thursday 4 October
TIME: 13-20 years: 10:00am – 12:00pm
20+ years: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
(attend three sessions over three days)
WHERE: Community Learning Space, Wagga City Library
COST: FREE!!
INTERESTED? To RSVP you must contact Narelle, Intereach Ability Links, ph: (02) 6932 8300

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