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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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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.

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

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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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.

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

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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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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A woman's manicured hands

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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Gentle exercise classes for older people

Are you aged over 65 and live in the Albury area? Are you interested in staying fit and healthy? Is the gym not really ‘your thing’?

Good news! Intereach will be offering a FREE gentle exercise group for older people in Albury, starting soon.

The classes will be run by a local pilates and fitness instructor.

Sound interesting? Phone Stephanie, Intereach Community Support Team, on 02 6051 7800 for more info or to book your place

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Carer serving meal to older lady

Carers Week 2018

Calling all carers from Albury to Deniliquin, from Gundagai to Temora and Wagga! Join us to celebrate Carers Week 2018.

Intereach will celebrate the enormous contribution carers make to the local community with a series of events across the area. The events well give carers the opportunity to have a break, enjoy themselves and meet other people in their situation.

Albury

Carer support group launch

Join us to enjoy morning tea and celebrate the launch of the Albury Carer Support Group.

DATE: Wednesday 17 October
TIME: 10.00am – 12.00pm
WHERE: Intereach Albury Office 553 David Street, Albury
COST: Free. Morning tea provided.
RSVP: Intereach Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre
1800 052 222 by Tuesday 16 October 2018

 

Carers Week luncheon

Join the Border Carers Reference Group to celebrate Carers Week 2018. Relax and chat. Prizes and entertainment on offer throughout the day.

DATE: Thursday 18 October
TIME: 11.30am – 3pm
WHERE: Commercial Club, 618 Dean St, Albury NSW 2640
RSVP: BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!! To RSVP phone 02 6055 8000 by Wednesday 10 October. You must phone to RSVP.

 

Carers Week celebration

Join us to celebrate Carers Week with a FREE sausage sizzle, live entertainment and face painting and games for the kids. Come along and meet other carers for a friendly, relaxed chat.

DATE: Thursday 18 October 2018
TIME: 5pm – 7pm
WHERE: Albury Library forecourt, corner Kiewa and Swift Sts Albury
INTERESTED? Contact Intereach Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222 for more information

 

Caring For Yourself Workshop

Join us to celebrate Carers Week with a FREE workshop to help explore & understand why caring for yourself is so important! Come along and let us support you to learn some self-care ideas.

DATE: Saturday 20 October 2018
TIME: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Community Room, 553 David St, Albury
PRESENTER: Jennifer Daddow from Carers Victoria
Afternoon tea provided. Places are limited, bookings essential
RSVP: Intereach Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre 1800 052 222 by Wednesday 17 October 2018

Deniliquin

Carers wellbeing Expo: Deniliquin

Join us for an Expo featuring wellbeing activities, door prizes and guest speakers.

Come along and find new ideas and rediscover the inner you!

DATE: Tuesday 16 October 2018
TIME: 11.30 am to 3.00 pm
WHERE: Intereach, Cnr Trickett & Napier Sts, Deniliquin
COST: FREE! Light refreshments provided
RSVP: To RSVP please contact Intereach CRCC on 1800 052 222 before Monday 8 October

 

‘Caring is Cultural Business’ book launch

Join us at the Werrpanakata (Brown Park lagoon) to launch the ‘Caring is Cultural Business’ book. Guest celebrity indigenous chef will be Australian Indigenous chef Mark “the Black Olive”  will host a cooking demonstation and share taster plates with an Indigenous flavour.

DATE: Thursday 18 October 2018
TIME: 5pm to 8pm
COST: Free entry. BBQ cost TBC
INTERESTED? Contact Mary or Lisa at Intereach ph: 03 5890 5200; Deidre at Yarkuwa ph: 03 5881 3312; or Georgia at CareSouth on 0423 047 188.

 

Gundagai

Carers Week lunch

Think there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Think again! Gundagai area carers are invited to join us for an outing, with good company and fine food to reward you for all the things you do!

DATE: Tuesday 16 October 2018
TIME: 11am – 3pm
COST: FREE! Includes main meal and a soft drink
INTERESTED? RSVPs are essential! Contact Narelle at Intereach 02 6932 8300 or Di at Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre 02 6944 0290

 

Temora

Carer Support Group launch

Would you like to meet and chat with other carers? Come along and join us for the launch of the Temora Carer Support Group.

DATE: Friday 19 October
TIME: 10.00am – 12.00pm
WHERE: The Bundawarrah Centre, 29 Junee Road, Temora
COST: Free. Morning tea provided.
RSVP: Intereach Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre
1800 052 222 by Tuesday 16 October 2018

 

Wagga Wagga

Carers Picnic in the Park

Join us to celebrate Carers Week with a FREE morning tea and yoga in Collins Park. Come along and meet other carers for a friendly, relaxed chat.

Children welcome, free face painting available

DATE: Wednesday 17 October 2018
TIME: 10am-12pm
WHERE: Collins Park, Forsyth St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
RSVP: Intereach Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre 1800 052 222 by Monday 8 October 2018

 

Interested?

Need respite care to attend any of these events? Contact CRCC on ph: 1800 052 222

Intereach offer a variety of services to support Carers. For more information contact Intereach Commonwealth Respite Carelink Centre (CRCC) or visit www.intereach.com.au

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Wellness and Reablement Workshop – Albury

Do you work with older people or are you a volunteer that supports older people?
Intereach invites you to attend a practical workshop showcasing how an ‘enabling’ approach can help people you work with.
The workshop is presented by Glen Sorensen of Age Communications.

Where: Albury Manor House, 593 Young Street
When: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $60 + bf.
Note: no cost for Intereach staff

Purchase your ticket hereWellness and Reablement Workshop ~ Albury

For more information contact:
Mel Broadbent
Intereach Community Support
Ph: 03 5890 5200 or
email melanieb@intereach.com.au

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Intereach community transport driver in car

Community Transport transition

Intereach is working with members of the local community to prepare for the transition to the NDIS in relation to transport services currently provided by Community Transport, both in Deniliquin and Griffith.

 

In 2016/17, the NSW Government announced that provision of Community Transport services to people living with disability would change after 30 June 2018, following transition to the NDIS.
Intereach, a well-known locally based community organisation has delivered Community Transport in Griffith since 2009 and in Deniliquin since 1993, and has long established relationships with regular users of the service.

 

Intereach staff have been working with community members, through NDIS participant planning meetings or via conversations with Community Transport staff to explain the transition, and if it will affect their individual situation. A range of options is available if people are affected by the change.

 

People will experience no impact if they are aged over 65, or aged over 50 if Aboriginal.

 

Keryn Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Intereach said “Not all people living with a disability will be affected. Intereach delivers a wide range of services and supports to ensure that people can stay independent and connected to their community. We strongly encourage community members to contact our Community Transport staff to discuss their concerns about access to transport going forward, and to explore alternatives. Talking about, and planning for the transition is an important part of the service that Intereach delivers in the local region.”

 

Would you like to speak to someone about Community Transport?

Contact Flavia at Intereach Griffith Community Transport on ph: 02 6969 7209 or,

Kylee at Intereach Deniliquin Community Transport on ph: 03 5890 5226

 

 

 

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