Rock The Houses

Rock The Houses Music is a popular activity for clients attending our campuses and many participate in a music class on a weekly basis. Each house has been rehearsing songs throughout the year to perform at Rock The Houses. There has always been a friendly rivalry between the houses, and Rock The Houses is an…

Younger Onset Dementia

24 April 2018 Younger Onset Dementia – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes What happens when you lose your memories? What do you value when this loss reframes how you’ve lived, and how you will live in the future? How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who are supposed to…

A New Career in Support Work

20 April 2018 A New Career in Support Work – An Employee’s Perspective – By Interchange Australia Human Resources Manager, Lynne Busby At a recent staff information session, one of our support workers commented that her decision to change careers and become a support worker with Interchange Australia has had a positive impact on her life.…

ASD: Awareness, Understanding, Diagnosis and Support

18 April 2018 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Improvements in Awareness, Understanding, Diagnosis and Support – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Debra Burford Slowly but surely, awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is growing. Around 1 in 200 Australians have autism (ABS, 2012), and boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls. Autism is a…

Jeremy’s Story

15 April 2018 Jeremy’s Story  – By Interchange Australia Support Worker, Tim Riley Sometimes in society, people look at the exterior of a person and make unfair judgement calls of them when they don’t truly know them. This negative mindset works against the ideals of an inclusive society.   When I first met Jeremy he…

Five Ways Festival

The Hidden Wonders will be playing along with six other local bands and singers, including Brooke Archer, Mumma Said Not Too, Polar Opposites, Proximity Effect, F.Kups and Tofu Mafia. Come along to Loseby Park in Bowral on Sunday 15th April for a great day of entertainment. The festival kicks off at 10am with The Hidden…

Changing Home Care Providers

11 April 2018 Changing Home Care Providers From 27 February 2017 all home care packages have been provided to individual older Australians pending an assessment to determine eligibility rather than the previous method where packages were awarded to approved providers via a tender process. This change now gives recipients the ability to choose a provider…

Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue

6 April 2018 Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects 23,000 people in Australia. Three times more women are diagnosed with MS than men. MS affects the nervous system and interferes with the nerve impulses within the brain. It can cause neuralgia i.e. pins and needles and…