Why Interchange Illawarra Is Your Best Choice
Our approach emphasises choice and self determination,
enhancing lifestyles through independence and
recognising personal support networks.
We provide quality person centred support.
Welcome to Interchange
Since 1981 we’ve been improving lives by expanding horizons in so many ways
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.
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.
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.
Interchange Illawarra provide a choice of services for people with a disability and their parents/carers.
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.
As part of its vision, Interchange Illawarra ensures people with disability are the drivers of change.
Our partnered approach to providing services is designed to support individuals to plan the kind of support arrangements that suit their personal goals – and that recognise the family as part of this process.
Self-management is a great example of this vision in action.
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.
Interchange Illawarra provides Flexible Respite Support to people with developmental disabilities, their families and carers using both volunteers and support workers.
This option provides quality social inclusion pathways for the people we support. It may include recreational outings, short holidays and individual assistance to access community activities and pursue personal interests and hobbies.
Community inclusion is available to people with the aim to increase their interaction and opportunities to learn and follow interests.
Interchange Illawarra offers support coordination for people with a disability, their families and carers, who need someone to assist them to identify and access the services they need in order to live in their home and interact with their community.
Support Coordination is tailored to the needs of each individual and a ‘person-centred plan’ is developed. This plan details the many strengths and qualities of that person, which are important to anyone in order to have a happy, fulfilled, active and safe life.
People with disabilities who have Self Managed or Client Directed funding and organisations that provide support to people with disabilities are able to broker the following services from Interchange Illawarra Inc
- our volunteers and our casual support workers
- respite cottages & training room
Funding can be used to purchase a range of support options that meet the needs of the individual, their family and carers.