Our partnered approach to providing services is designed to help you to plan the kind of support arrangements that suit the personal goals of the person you care for – and to include you as part of this process.
PARENTS & CARERS
Do you care for someone with a physical or mental disability, autism or challenging behaviours? We are here to help and support you in your caring role.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
We provide help, support, useful information and a place for you to learn and connect with others. Have a look at the upcoming sessions we have planned.
If you have a little spare time, some enthusiasm and an idea or two, you can make a big difference to the lives of many people.
As well as caring for people with disabilities and their families, we believe in developing opportunities for parents and carers to ensure their lives, as well as the lives of those they care for and their immediate families, are enriched. We do this through assisting parents and carers to participate in their local community, foster relationships that strengthen informal networks provide information and support to plan for their future through key stages of life.
1. Caring for the Carer
To overcome some of the barriers that are associated with caring for a family member with a disability, Interchange Illawarra believes in providing holistic support to parents and carers.
2. Workshops & Information
We can provide one-on-one support to parents & carers to assist with the development of visual aids to support communication with the person you care for.
3. We Value Your Feedback
Your feedback, as well as ideas and suggestions for different activities is very much appreciated.
Transition to Work Open Days
Are you school leaver with a disability? Or do you know a young person with a disability looking to move into employment?
The Flagstaff Group Transition To Work (TTW) program is a great opportunity for school leavers….this is a chance to meet current clients and hear about their achievements, meet our wonderful staff and ask questions that will help you decide on your future after school.
Where: The Flagstaff Group 260 Nolan Street, Unanderra NSW 2526
When: Monday 26th September through to Friday 7th October 2016
Time: From 7:00am – 5:00pm
Welcome to the third edition of the newsletter for 2016. I can't believe its September already and to all new families who have chosen Interchange as their respite service provider, your Support Coordinator and all of us at Interchange look forward to supporting you and your family.
Interchange Illawarra are part of the Illawarra Disability Alliance that is supporting the Unanderra Access Group who have been tirelessly lobbying the NSW Government to improve access to the Unanderra station.
Glenda Pearce (Interchange GM) attended the Unanderra station today to show our support and add her voice to the fight. Keep a look out for Glenda on the news tonight!
*Image - Glenda Pearce and other representatives of the IDA & the Unanderra Access Group in front of the unacceptable stairs/bridge at the station* ...
Interchange Illawarra provides a choice of services for people with a disability and their parents/carers.
Since 1981 we’ve been improving lives by expanding horizons in so many ways.Today, with the emergent NDIS we’re your partners in a new and flexible world, helping you make sense of vital services and maximising opportunity.To us, caring goes beyond physical wellbeing to include discovering new talents and abilities, new friendships, enriching life. We do this by offering you Individual Support.
Individual Support for people at all life stages. Interchange offers flexible levels of support tailored to the needs of the individual, from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.
Together, with many long established and quality assured respite and other support services, we add to the quality of life with a wide range of activities tailored to various needs and age groups.
Family Managed Allocations is funding that is used to acknowledge/reimburse your personal network of support.
Saturplay for children with autism, aged 4-12, that helps build friendships that last a lifetime.
Youth Group for teenagers and young adults with a disability, to spend time with people their own age.
Adult Groups for social events, movies, pamper days, tenpin bowling, outdoor experiences, the beach, barbecues, trips and short stays away for adults with a disability.
Ask us by making contact with Interchange Illawarra, you’ll make contact with a special community of passionate people who can help you with information, resources, advocacy, brokerage of services and a range of informed guidance and support.
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