National Volunteer Week: Making a World of Difference

24 May 2019 National Volunteer Week is celebrated from Monday 20th until Sunday 26th May. The theme for this year is Making a World of Difference. It is widely recognised that volunteers make an enormous contribution to society. Volunteering Australia estimate that there are almost 6 million formal volunteers and many others who volunteer informally…

Healthy Eating with Interchange Australia

16 May 2019 As part of our day options program we have been learning how to plant, grow and harvest our very own seasonal fruits and vegetables. Everyone has been excited to take ownership and responsibility of the vegetable garden with a roster for garden maintenance including watering, weeding and fertilising. This activity is keeping…

Blake, Jared & Talea: A Family Affair

15 May 2019 Talea and her two brothers Jared and Blake grew up together in the family home at Oakdale. Both Jared and Blake were born with a disability and attended a local special needs school. When they completed year 12, both Blake and Jared joined the Interchange Australia Day Options Campus located at Camden…

Elder Abuse

9 May 2019 Our consultant Wendy Hughes recently published an article about the abuse of older people and people with disability. Her article provided information about the recently established Royal Commission for Elderly Abuse and an overview of the different forms of abuse, including: Psychological or emotional abuse covering mental stress deriving from action and/or…

The Enriching Qualities of Music and Drama

3 May 2019 Music and drama are two of the most popular activities at Interchange Australia. Both are offered as part of our Day Options Program and as weekly evening classes. Our weekend Peer Support program also provides clients with the opportunity to attend a wide range of entertainment events, including concerts and theatre productions.…