Entries by Sandra Leehy

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO REC PROGRAMS

IOE’s recreation programs are undergoing some important changes. We are streamlining the forms and application processes for both children’s and adults’ recreation programs to improve communication and transparency and generally make it easier for families to plan. Three month blocks: Children’s and adults’ recreation programs will now be planned, advertised and activities allocated every three […]

VICTORIA DAY AWARD FOR THOMAS

Congratulations to Thomas Edwards on his well-deserved Victoria Day award. Thomas has been a regular volunteer with IOE’s recreation programs for the past two plus years. He gives an amazing amount of time and energy to the program and is a frequent volunteer on many of the weekend and holiday camps and activities. Thomas was […]

DISABILITY HOUSING SUPPORT

Interchange Outer East is excited to have formed a partnership with Araluen to provide housing coordination in the outer east. Araluen is a disability support service operating in Melbourne’s north east regions. As a prime part of their service Araluen’s dedicated housing support officer has been using his expertise to assist people with disabilities to […]

NEW BOYS2MEN PROGRAM

Boys2Men is a new initiative by Interchange Outer East which aims to provide a safe and supported place for young males with a disability to explore who they are, the men they want to become, and to gain tools to further them on their path towards becoming good men. The program is targeted at males […]

ACCESSIBLE IDEAS FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS

As school holidays loom it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to entertain the kids for two weeks in this wintery weather. Melbourne is the world’s most livable city (again!), but it’s not always easy to find accessible, sensory sensitive or inclusive options for our kids. So we’ve put in some of […]

VOLUNTEERING NEWS AT IOE

The volunteering scene has been a busy one this year at Interchange Outer East. Volunteers continue to play a vital role in all our recreation programs for children. The majority of programs match children and volunteers on a 1:1 basis, providing children (and volunteers) with the maximum interaction and maximum fun in a safe and […]