Need help with remote schooling? We’ve got you!
Been thinking it might be finally time to start that outdoor project? Count us in!
Craving some respite? We can help with that!
Keen for some online fitness, socialising or skill building? Challenge accepted!
A home cooked dinner with leftovers in the freezer? Let’s make an afternoon of it!
Nic was nervous about leaving the house for his shift at first. He’d heard about COVID-19 and put two and two together when he learnt about social distancing restrictions. But together with Nic’s mum, he and his support worker spoke about their options. In the end they decided to write a shopping list, head to the supermarket and come home and spend the afternoon cooking. Nic made mac and cheese from scratch and engaged so positively in the shift that his apprehension eased considerably.
‘Today Steph and I spend the day together. We went for a walk, did an online yoga class and made dinner for the family. This was a huge help for mum and Steph was so happy to share her skills!’ Steph enjoyed the yoga so much that Leonie has been on the hunt for an online class that would be more suitable for Steph as a beginner yogi for their next shifts.
Ruby and Jess
Ruby is a social butterfly. Her sisters have been Facetiming their friends, why shouldn’t she? Ruby’s family has chosen not to have people outside of the family into the home during COVID-19 restrictions so Ruby has been receiving support online over Facetime. She and her support workers have done makeup and cooking sessions with great success!
Pete and Amelia
Amelia and Pete have been shooting hoops in the driveway and reading books. She said, ‘Reading is a great way to help understand different feelings and how to manage them. And the basketball gets us moving in the fresh air!’
Tim and his support workers have been booking time to use IOE sites during their shifts to give Tim space to do activities and allow his family some respite at the same time. He cooked a BBQ lunch for himself and his Lydia (and some lucky IOE office staff!) out in the sunshine.
Sara and Aaron
Sara gave Aaron a haircut and a shave after Aaron expressed his frustration about missing his usual trip to the barbers. ‘The look on his face and his smile from ear to ear – he was one happy man! It’s been a pleasure supporting Aaron in his home these past few weeks.’
Interchange Outer East is offering 1:1 support in-home for our participants. Our team can construct engaging, meaningful, and fun support which meets NDIS goals. We are all about the individual, choices and having fun. Our coordinators and support workers can develop personalised support incorporating the activities of daily living which are engaging and fun. At IOE, we are mindful of the current social distancing restrictions and the paramount importance of protecting the health of everyone in our community. We are here for you, when arguably you may need us most.
Interchange Outer East 1:1 support is open to all IOE registered participants, even if your family has only used group-based services in the past. Keep our support workers at work and keep working towards your NDIS goals with IOE 1:1 supports. Depending on your location, get in touch with the Knox, Maroondah or Yarra Ranges Hub on 9758 5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org