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.
What an incredible speech from an incredible man; Kurt Fearnley
Griffith University Kurt Fearnley received an honorary doctorate from #GriffithUni for services to the community as an advocate for people with a disability and for service to sports on Monday. The Paralympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist then presented this inspirational address. #BeRemarkable ...
“All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.” ...
All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.
The film is wordless— to make “Ian” inclusive of all people.
It was a great night big thank you to Jake and all the team. 🎄
It was a lovely night merry Christmas to u all.
Have a great time guys!! 🤩 Merry Christmas to all Interchange families and a Happy New Year 🥳
What a fabulous night it was.
Merry Xmas to all 🌲have fun & many blessings 🌸
U guys have been busy
Yay, lucky us. We won 2. Thanks for a lovely night.
It will be a great night
Have a great night! This will Be the first time in years that we won’t be there! 😞
A fantastic time was had by all...so glad I took Mum along to enjoy the celebration and the success of a fabulous organisation that gives so much to our families...great party and a wonderful surprise to receive an award for volunteering, thank you again to Jake and all the staff and to my fellow board members who are always working hard to make our lives as parents and carers easier but more imortant to ensure our childens' lives are supported towards their goals, aspirations and happiness. Merry Christmas Everyone...and happy New Year 2019!!
A big thanks to Brooke and Corinne for putting the prizes together!!!
Community Inclusion Interchange style! Rony and his worker Daryl had a ripper of a day yesterday fishing at the Shoalhaven River. Rony caught five fish, including a 46cm Flathead and a 27cm Bream. At which point he handed Daryl the rod, saying that it was about time he did something! They have fished off the bank together four times now, and Daryl says one of the best things for both of them has been sharing Rony's improvement and self-confidence. Well done guys! ...
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.
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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