"I love going out with my support staff to listen to live music, dance and bowl." - Joel has been with Interchange since 2008. Requiring twenty-four-hour support, Joel lives in his own home and loves his independence. Although he does not communicate through spoken words, Joel is a man who thrives on making his own decisions and has chosen a Shared Management arrangement employing his own team.
At Interchange we strive to achieve the best outcomes for people we support as well as our staff. And we know the best way to find out what we are doing right, where we need to improve and what people need and want is by simply asking them. That’s why we recently conducted a customer and staff survey.
Ainsley Swankie, Interchange’s passionate Midland Neighbourhood Team Leader has been nominated by TWO fellow staff members this month, as well...
"They are nice, take good care of me and make me feel at home." - Natasha Heath has been living in a host arrangement for the past three years and enjoys feeling included and safe in a home environment.
The celebrate the achievements of people who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. They recognise those...
Inspired by positive people Kaylene lives by the motto “try to be the best person you can be.” As people can only praise and say wonderful things about her, we’d say Kaylene is living well above that.
At Interchange our motto is "Nothing about me, without me" - That's why we like to keep the people we support informed on everything that's going on in our organisation and the sector.
Our Annual Report Booklet just arrived and we are super excited about all the great things you, our staff and this organisation have achieved in the past year. To find out more about Natasha's upcoming 21st birthday party, Shay's great holiday plans or Joel's winning bowling streak read on!
When should I advocate for the uniqueness of a person or a situation, and when do I insist that they be treated or viewed the same as everyone else? - Thoughts about Dedifferentiation by Linda Oliver
How do people with disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System? What can we do to assist navigating the system, improve quality of life and ultimately help reduce the likelihood of re-offending?These are only some of the questions our CEO Justin O’Meara Smith addresses in his newest blog.