Anxiety

23 August 2017 Anxiety – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. Anxiety is when these anxious…

The Importance of Peer Support

11 August 2017 The Importance of Peer Support – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Debra Burford Many people with disability have experienced loneliness and isolation, this has been well documented in government reports for many decades. In 2012, the Disability Council summarised the finding of a report following extensive research on social inclusion to conclude: “The…

Our Uniform: Flexibility and Choice

3 August 2017 Our Uniform: Flexibility and Choice – By Interchange Australia Human Resources Manager, Lynne Busby Interchange Australia is committed to providing the opportunity for choice wherever possible.  This includes providing choice to our staff who can choose to wear the Interchange Australia uniform or not.  This option for choice also extends to our clients…

Respite Under the NDIS

20 July 2017 Respite Under the NDIS – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Julie Doran Respite is an area that has been confusing for many people transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). When the new NDIS funding commenced it was believed that respite would not be offered as part of participants funding packages, as…