Intellectual Disability & Complex Support Needs
The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) has recently published a paper on people with Intellectual Disability and Complex Support Needs. But what do we mean when we talk about people with complex support needs?
Let’s talk about Sex! – Disability & Sexuality
Did you know disabled people have sex and they like it? Every person is a sexual being and has sexual thoughts, attitudes, feelings, desires, and fantasies. Having a physical or intellectual disability doesn’t change your sexuality and your desire to express it.
Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk – What does it mean?
Find out from Rosemarie Dravnieks, Interchanges Risk, Quality and Safeguarding Lead what we mean when we talk about Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk.
Update: Disability Royal Commission reviews Group Homes
To date, Interchange has not been contacted by the RC. It appears the profile of organisations contacted relate to group homes and disability employment. Notably, the first review of Group Homes in Victoria has highlighted both good and bad practice.
Resilience during a disease outbreak
The constant news media coverage and warnings about COVID-19 may cause us to worry about our own and our family’s health and safety. While it is perfectly normal to be concerned, there are steps you can take to be prepared to cope should your community be affected.
Coronavirus – What you need to know?
We are hearing a lot about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the moment. Staff and the people we support have gotten in touch with us to find out more about our approach.
NDIS in Review by Nicki Dyson, Executive Manager People & Culture
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a world-first system of disability support for eligible Australians with permanent and significant disability. Since its roll out, some people still report that they find the NDIS over-complicated, frustrating and confusing. In response, the Australian Government promised to develop an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee to improve experiences with the NDIS.
Do you know an Interchange Superstar? – WA Disability Support Awards 2020
The celebrate the achievements of people who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. They recognise those...