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 supporting 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.
Youngcare Australia are holding an informative masterclass on getting the best out of your NDIS plan next Thursday, the 21st of January, at 1pm (Brisbane time).
The session is focused on "Being Creative and Getting the Most out of your NDIS Plan", and will be presented by Sally Coddington.
Sally has been the CEO of a disability service provider, is a past member of the NSW disability council, and will share her own tips and tricks that she's picked up after many years of developing creative plans!
If you're interested in attending the session, click the link below for information on how to register 🌐 ...
In partnership with Hand Heart Pocket, Youngcare Connect brings you our new Youngcare Connect Live Masterclasses. Hear from experts in disability and health, inspirational speakers and entertainers. Our guest speakers will help you navigate your way through the disability sector, learn a little alon...
Did you know that STA’s (Short Term Accommodation) aren’t limited to spending time in a respite house? STA’s can be a flexible service, and with the right support planning, can be a great opportunity to work towards personal goals, such as developing life skills or living independently. Late l...
LAC, STA, OT, PM!? The NDIS can be tricky to navigate at the best of times – and the endless list of acronyms doesn’t make it any easier! We’ve provided a list below of the most common acronyms used accompanied with explanations. You can also download the PDF guide here: AAT – Administrative...
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, under the 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.
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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