Release of Home Care Packages

23 March 2017 Release of Home Care Packages – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy A new national system for prioritising access to home care has now been established. The new system will allow home care packages to be assigned to consumers according to: • their relative needs • how long they have been waiting for care.…

ASDESI World Autism Awareness Day Event

ASDESI World Autism Awareness Day Event Current ASDESI clients (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education, Support & Information), their families and anyone interested in learning more about the ASDESI program are invited to attend a fun-filled afternoon at PLAY Party Zone with free entry, unlimited game access and afternoon tea. Attendees will be able to speak to…

Delivering a Wide Range of Services to People Aged Over 65

Interchange Australia: Delivering a Wide Range of Services to People Aged Over 65 – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Many of us who have older parents, relatives or friends, share concerns for their ongoing wellbeing.  While there are numerous government services available, many services in the Wingecarribee Shire area are at capacity and have lengthy waiting lists.…

NDIS Update

28 March 2017 NDIS Update – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy The number of people joining the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) jumped dramatically in the last three months of 2016, according to official figures with these latest figures representing a major turnaround for enrolment rates. The NDIA is under pressure to keep its…

About the Home Care Packages Program

16 March 2017 About the Home Care Packages Program – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy The Home Care Packages Program helps older Australians with complex care needs to live independently in their own homes. The Program is part of the Australian Government’s continuum of care for older Australians and is positioned between residential aged…

NDIS Review Process

14 March 2017 NDIS Review Process – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Penny Anderson At Interchange Australia, we have spoken with many participants whose NDIS plans suit them well and meets their needs. However, we have also been contacted by participants whose plans have not met their needs and/or have not maintained their current supports. We…

Signs of Good Support Coordination

8 March 2017 Signs of Good Support Coordination – By Interchange Australia Coordinator, Rebecca Lackenby The NDIS is now in full swing and for many, the changes have been overwhelming. Implementing a plan means signing service agreements with providers, ensuring that the costings are correct as per the NDIS price guide and linking into services…