DHHS Assessment – Excellent feedback

DHHS Assessment – Excellent feedback

March 8, 2019

This week each of our teams got together to celebrate our success in the recent DHHS Human Services Standards Assessment. We were so thrilled to receive such positive feedback about our organisation and that we have been recommended for accreditation. The start of the assessors report said ‘“Everyday Independence started from one person with a …

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Everyday Independence announces partnership

Everyday Independence announces partnership

March 4, 2019

We are excited to share with you that Everyday Independence is now partnering with Sprout Occupational Therapy in Mornington. This partnership will allow Everyday Independence to broaden our therapy services into the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston regions. For Sprout it is an exciting opportunity to join Everyday Independence to be part of a multidisciplinary allied …

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New offices open in Melbourne and regional Victoria

New offices open in Melbourne and regional Victoria

We are excited to announce that in response to increasing requests for therapy in the regions of Southern Melbourne and Ballarat we are expanding our team and opening new Everyday Independence locations. In January, we opened an office in Narre Warren, where we have seven therapists providing occupational therapy, speech pathology and physiotherapy to people …

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Leanne Healey shares her thoughts on the role of occupational therapists in disability

Leanne Healey shares her thoughts on the role of occupational therapists in disability

February 1, 2019

Leanne Healey, Everyday Independence founder and director, has shared her thoughts on the role of occupational therapy in supporting people living with a disability and highlighted the importance of person centred practice in all we do in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald this weekend. We’re thrilled that as the inaugural winner of the OT …

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Beach program open until the end of March

Beach program open until the end of March

February 2, 2019

Great news with Hobsons Bay City Council’s beach program open for business up until 31 March 2019. “Until that day I imagined that I’d only be able to roll by the beach to watch everyone else enjoying themselves.” ALEX Find our more: www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Community-services/Aged-Disability/General-All-Community/Accessible-Beaches

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Everyday Independence features in the NDIS provider newsletter

Everyday Independence features in the NDIS provider newsletter

January 29, 2019

Here at Everyday Independence we are pretty excited to feature in the NDIS provider newsletter this month. Leanne’s OT of the Year award has given her a wonderful platform to talk about her passion for a social model of disability and focusing on people with disability being the experts in their own lives. You can …

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Team member awards and recognition

Team member awards and recognition

February 1, 2019

At the end of last year, the 2018 Everyday Independence Excellence Awards were awarded to team members who had gone over and above in their work at Everyday Independence. The Awards are peer nominated and acknowledge the achievements of our team members. Each nomination, provided evidence in three or more of the following areas: Outstanding …

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Ruth’s story

Ruth’s story

January 17, 2019

At Everyday Independence we support children and adults of all ages to achieve their goals. Meet Ruth, her goal was to enter the workforce after an acquired brain injury when she was a child impacted her memory and her ability to process information and she had spent many years in treatment and rehabilitation. A job …

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Everyday Independence Christmas Office Closure

Everyday Independence Christmas Office Closure

December 18, 2018

Thank you for your support in 2018. Our offices are closed from 5pm Friday 21st December and will reopen 9am Monday 7th January. For non-urgent enquiries please use the contact us page or make a referral page. For urgent support during this time please call 1300 179 131. Wishing you a wonderful festive season and …

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Leanne Healey awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year

Leanne Healey awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year

November 18, 2018

We are very excited to announce that Leanne Healey, Director of Everyday Independence has been awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year at the 2018 Australian Allied Health Awards. Leanne received the award in front of more than 150 Allied Health and Business professionals in Brisbane on last night. The awards are designed to recognise, inspire, …

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Leanne Healey – FINALIST – Occupational Therapist of the year

Leanne Healey – FINALIST – Occupational Therapist of the year

October 10, 2018

We are very excited to announce that Leanne Healey, Director of Everyday Independence, is a finalist in the 2018 Australian Allied Health Awards in the category – Occupational Therapist of the Year. Leanne Healey is an exceptional Occupational Therapist with over 32 years’ experience. She is passionate about bringing a social model of disability to …

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Speech Pathologist supports travel dream for family

Speech Pathologist supports travel dream for family

September 27, 2018

A family holiday can feel out of reach for many people with children who have complex sensory and communication needs.  Vicki Cox, Speech Pathologist with Everyday Independence, understands how difficult it can be to support young children and teens who struggle with the challenges of a major change in routine experienced on an overseas holiday. …

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Albury local to lead a new disability therapy service

Albury local to lead a new disability therapy service

July 23, 2018

Helping people with communication difficulty to have a voice and connect with others is something Jade is really passionate about. Jade Telfer grew up in Albury Wodonga and after completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Speech Pathology) at Charles Sturt University she moved to Melbourne to work as a Speech Pathologist at Everyday Independence. Having …

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Stretching to Independence

July 7, 2018

The concept of ‘just enough support’ is something we really focus on with all the people we work with. You can build independence when you are stretched and challenge yourself. There are so many ways our occupational therapists, physios and speech pathologists help people see and meet their potential. It excites us and motivates us …

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It’s Speech Pathology Week

It’s Speech Pathology Week

August 22, 2017

This week is Speech Pathology week, and we’re celebrating the wonderful work speech pathologists do in the community. This year’s theme is “Communication access. Everyone gets the message”.   At Everyday Independence we value our Speech Pathologists and the work they do with people who have communication or swallowing disorders that impact on their daily life.   Talking …

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Carers Week

Carers Week

October 19, 2017

Thank you Carers This week is Carer’s Week (15-21 October 2017). Carers come in all shapes and sizes from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of tasks and jobs. Carers are an integral part of the Australia’s health system and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. Australia has …

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OT Week – Celebrating the great work of Occupational Therapists

OT Week – Celebrating the great work of Occupational Therapists

October 27, 2017

Reach your pOTential  This week we celebrate OT week so it is a great opportunity to talk about the many ways our Occupational Therapists (OT’s) can help people of all stages of life reach their full potential.At Everyday Independence our OT’s work with people across the lifespan, focusing on the occupations that bring meaning to …

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Tips to Manage and Enjoy Christmas and the Holiday Season

Tips to Manage and Enjoy Christmas and the Holiday Season

December 4, 2017

The end of year and the festive season can be filled with fun and anticipation but can also bring challenges for everyone, including children living with a disability. As we approach Christmas and the holiday season it can be helpful to have some tips up your sleeve of ways to prepare your child for family …

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2018 has well and truly begun

2018 has well and truly begun

February 15, 2018

And we have some news! Everyday Independence is growing to meet the needs of our participants! We are developing our teams and expanding our service delivery and we’re excited to fill you in on our changes and plans for 2018. New year, growing team! 
We are delighted to welcome six occupational therapists, three physiotherapists and …

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Therapy in daily life

Therapy in daily life

March 21, 2018

Spot the therapy session in these photos… The answer is that both children are engaging in therapy but one is more likely to get quicker results. Which one do you think it is? We aim to empower the people we work with to be in control of their therapy and keep practicing and improving beyond …

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We are now registered for Behavioural Supports under the NDIS

We are now registered for Behavioural Supports under the NDIS

April 2, 2018

Everyday Independence now has behaviour supports as part of our NDIS registration. This is under the Improved Relationships funding – specifically working in the areas of Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support and Implementation of behavioural management strategies. We understand that challenging behaviours are a result of a complex interaction between the individual and their environment. Using …

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Our new website launches

Our new website launches

April 7, 2018

Today Everyday Independence launches our new website. We are excited about this new site as it better reflects our organisation and provides more comprehensive information to the people we support and work with.  This new site will provide easy to understand information about our therapy services and our approach to supporting people to live to …

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