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.
Lorraine DiazA big THANK YOU to Jake and all the wonderful staff, support workers and marvelous volunteers at Interchange Illawarra for the tremendous hard work each and everyone of you put in this year... particularly with the introduction of the NDIS. I feel you wonderful people have entered into our lives, not only to support our family with compassion but enabled the joy of inclusion into the community, empowering Amy and her friends to attain goals and fullfill dreams. I am forever grateful to you for giving that experience many times over, you have shared this journey and the success for being with us always... every one of you have contributed and I'm fully aware that I could not have done it alone..😍😘🤩🤣😉😉.so...THANK YOU! Merry Christmas EVERYONE!!!!
“Through volunteering I’ve gained the experience and skills I need to work in disability.”
Did you know the NDIS is expected to create 50,000 more jobs in the disability sector? Volunteering gives you a pathway into this rewarding and exciting field. You can work towards qualifications with Interchange’s accredited online training program. Find out more: interchange.org.au #VolunteerForDisability ...
Beautiful words from one of our Volunteers, Carol 🙂
Carol is now in the running for a $200 debit card! You can join our competition too, just write 50 words or less on what you love about volunteering on your Facebook page, include the hashtag #VolunteerForDisability, and tag the agency you volunteer for - don’t forget to make your post public so your entry is counted. ...
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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