Free 4 Week Self-Care Program Coordinare has funded a free, four week self-care program for drought and bush-fire affected regions. The program looks to help people who have struggled with their mental and physical wellbeing as a direct result of the drought and bush-fires. This is a great initiative that looks to support individuals, families
Shoalhaven City Council Connection Cards Shoalhaven City Council are reminding residents of the importance of staying connected to our community during difficult times. The community connection card is in place to lend a hand to those who may need support in our community or just want to spread some neighbourly kindness.The Community Connection Card will
CareSouth + Built for Purpose SIL Accomodation Our friends at CareSouth have partnered up with Built for Purpose to provide new accomodation in the Shoalhaven area. Participants will need to have Specialist Disability Accommodation (Improved Liveability) and Supported Independent Living in their plans to be eligible for the accomodation. Feel free to contact CareSouth for
Stay at Home Activities Able Australia has put together a blog full of fun, stay at home activities. There are many to choose from, all with easy and accessible instructions. This is a great initiative to help those who might be running out of ideas whilst they’re isolating at home! Many of the activities can
Changing Tide Counselling Kat Munson from Changing Tides Counselling + Mental Wellness has reached out to offer her services to help support workers and participants. With a background in Disabilities and Mental Health, she is passionate about helping providers and participants. COVID19 has caused a lot of stress for most people, it is very important
COVID19 Testing For Essential Staff With COVID19 testing becoming more accessible, it is important to get tested even if you have mild symptoms. We encourage everyone, not only those working in the disability sector, to get tested if their work is considered essential and or are directly interacting with other people. For more information about
Flagstaff Online Programs The Flagstaff Group have put together a series of online programs via Zoom to ensure that vulnerable members of our community can still participate in activities they love. For more information on times and availability of these programs contact Flagstaff.
Health and Wellbeing Education Sessions NSW Health has developed a six week program to help local business owners who have been affected by COVID19. It is free, available to anyone that needs it and will be delivered by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Mental Health Specialists. It commences on the 7th of May at 2pm.
Government Plan for People with Disabilities During COVID19 The government has recently released a COVID19 plan that aims to keep people with disabilities safe. It is quite extensive and is separated into two parts. Part one is a management plan and part two acts as an operational plan. Their goals include: + Reducing the number
NDIS and COVID19 The NDIS has released a series of videos that highlight how they have changed their procedures in order to tackle COVID19. The rules and regulations surrounding COVID19 have gone through many iterations in the last month and the NDIS is doing the best they can in order to facilitate any new change.
Easter Long Weekend The Interchange Shoalhaven office will be closed and uncontactable on both Good Friday and Easter Monday. Regular opening hours will resume on Tuesday. Whilst this is normally a time for families to travel, we encourage everyone to continue their isolation and to adhere to social distancing requirements set by the government. From
Emotional help and support available for carers Are you one of Australia’s 2.65 million carers? Getting help early can make a big difference to your life by helping to reduce emotional and physical strain and improving your overall health and wellbeing. The Australian Government has launched a range of new supports and services through Carer Gateway. Carers can now