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13 February 2017

Sculptor, reptile fan and Interchange Myaree customer, Samantha Muller, has added a new slithering sculpture to her collection. This green tree python is the latest in a long line of awesome animal paper mache sculptures that Sam has created with the support of Community Facilitator, Andrew. After creating a fish the last time around, Sam… Read more »

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2 February 2017

This guest blog is written by Interchange Board member, Christine Carson. Louise (not her real name) has an intellectual disability. She has Down syndrome. She was born with it and it is permanent. It has been with her for the 42 years of her life so far and it will be with her for the… Read more »

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16 November 2016

Customers from our Spearwood Service Centre were treated to an exclusive performance by the West Australian Opera last week, at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth. The free Opera in the Studio event, which saw artists in full dress perform an intimate show for guests, was a joint initiative between The Department of Local Government, Lotterywest… Read more »

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1 November 2016

When Maurice Ukich first joined Interchange in 1991, he was quiet, reserved and fearful of people. Since then, he has spent 25 years growing, challenging himself and adding to his list of firsts. Maurice spent a lot of time at the North Fremantle Football Club in his early days, where he met and became friends… Read more »

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1 November 2016

Michael Mike Erkelens is the resident social butterfly at Interchange and we are incredibly proud to have supported him for the past 25 years. He always greets everyone with a smile and a hello, and he’s the first to put his hand up to organise any social occasion. When we started supporting Mike, his primary… Read more »

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1 November 2016

Liz Carson never forgets a family birthday. She has an uncanny ability to remember the birthdays of every family member and makes sure she helps them celebrate their special day each year. But that’s just the type of woman Liz is – warm, engaging and lots of fun to be around. Liz herself is turning… Read more »

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20 September 2016

Interchange Maddington customer, Dylan Douyere, has bagged a bevy of medals for his efforts as a key player in the Fremantle CBC All Abilities Football Team. We are incredibly proud of Dylan for his commitment to the game and to his team, who hosted their Fairest and Best Medal Count last Friday night. Dylan missed… Read more »

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16 September 2016

Interchange Midland customer, Sarah, has taken life by the handlebars with the purchase of a second hand bike. She wants to get fit and recently included a goal in her NDIS plan to buy a bike and start riding regularly. And she didn’t waste any time getting started, getting straight on the case in the… Read more »

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16 August 2016

There is an old Jewish saying: The Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath. The same goes for technology. It can either improve and enrich our humanity or else disrupt and distance us from true community. Technology can make menial tasks more efficient. But we need to consider all the consequences before… Read more »

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16 June 2016

The boys from the Clontarf Foundation Senior A Football Team extended the hand of friendship to Interchange customers this week, with an invitation to watch a home game and join them for a BBQ dinner afterwards. More than 20 Interchange customers and staff attended the game at Clontarf College and the boys did not disappoint, putting on… Read more »

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