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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.
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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. 
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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.
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Stories of Interchange – Meet Dean!

Dean has only been supported by Interchange for a few months but with the help of his support worker Joy he has been kicking one goal after the other.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Thoughts about Dedifferentiation

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
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Disability Justice Report by CEO Justin O’Meara Smith

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.
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