Entries by Faye Lougheed

INTRODUCING LAGUNA LIBRARY

Interchange Outer East presents the newest addition to our Boronia site – The Laguna Multimedia Library. For centuries, libraries have acted as the greatest service to communities regardless of their background, abilities and/or socioeconomic status. During these tumultuous times, we have witnessed the need for information and access to literacy as well as the need […]

NATIONAL YOUTH DISABILITY SUMMIT

Hi everyone! My name is Angie, and I use she/her or they/them pronouns. I would like to acknowledge that I am currently on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded and this always has and […]

CRUSHING CANS AND GIVING BACK

Adult Interchange Outer East participant, Mark, has been having a blast crushing cans utilising the can crusher thingamajig attached to the IOE Yose Street office for years. The cacophony of aluminium being crushed intermingled with peals of laughter have always been a highlight of supporting Mark. In the past six months Mark’s can crushing levelled up to […]

THE ESSENCE OF ESSENTIAL

Throughout this pandemic, as we hit the half way mark of stage three restrictions (mark 2) and are rewarded with even more limiting stage four restrictions, one word has risen from obscurity and been granted the air time of an A grade celebrity – ESSENTIAL. What is it? What does it mean? This is subjective […]

MASKS, GLASSES AND FACE SHIELDS

Since our Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced that the wearing of masks would be a legal requirement from Thursday 23 July 2020 for anyone over the age of 12 (some exemptions apply), some uneasiness was created within the disability community. This surrounds not only the wearing of masks for people with heightened anxiety and sensory difficulties, […]