Careers evening

Careers evening

Join us at the Everyday Independence careers evening When: Tuesday 8 October, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Everyday Independence, 20 Albion St Harris Park, 2150   You’ll learn more about why Everyday Independence is such a fulfilling place to work and further your career. Meet our team of exceptional occupational therapists, speech pathologists and …

Read More
Jess speaks to Human Nature

Jess speaks to Human Nature

To celebrate Speech Pathology Week 2019 we’re sharing a beautiful story about Jess. Jess has been working together with our Speech Pathologist Amanda, from our Newcastle team since December last year to develop her communication skills. Amanda has been supporting Jess to speak confidently with people outside of Jess’ family and to use the phone …

Read More
Celebrating Speech Pathology Week 2019

Celebrating Speech Pathology Week 2019

Today marks the beginning of Speech Pathology Week and this year’s theme is ‘communicating with confidence’. With more than 1.2 million Australians living with a communication disability, speech pathologists play an important role in supporting people to communicate with confidence. We’d like to thank our speech pathology team members for their dedication and commitment to …

Read More
You can do it. Be brave!

You can do it. Be brave!

When we asked 10-year-old Monique for her advice for a child who was just about to start receiving therapy support, she had five simple, but powerful words. Words that are relevant to people of all ages. ‘You can do it. Be brave’. Monique’s daily life is much like any other 10-year-old girl’s.  She loves spending …

Read More
Upcoming events in September

Upcoming events in September

August 21, 2019

In September, our teams across New South Wales and Victoria will be attending several networking events. Support coordinators and other people who refer to us can learn more about the services and support we provide to people with disabilities. New South Wales Sydney Seniors and Disability Expo 13 – 14 September, 9 am – 3 …

Read More
Working as a team to support people with their therapy needs

Working as a team to support people with their therapy needs

August 21, 2019

When a person needs more than one type of therapy, the common approach is for each therapist to meet with them, conduct their own assessment and develop their own plan.  This means multiple assessment and the plans may not work all together. We do things differently. At Everyday Independence, when a person needs more than …

Read More
We’re growing in New South Wales and Victoria

We’re growing in New South Wales and Victoria

August 21, 2019

With demand for our services increasing across all of our sites, we’ve maintained a strong focus on recruitment over the past six months. We’re committed to delivering high quality therapy services to the people we are currently supporting and assisting new participants to get started with their therapy as soon as possible. Last week we …

Read More
Making it personal. Our approach to supporting people with disabilities.

Making it personal. Our approach to supporting people with disabilities.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people with disabilities and what works for one person, may not work for another person with the same disability.  In this article we provide real examples of how our therapists take into account the person’s goals, needs, strengths and interests to deliver what’s important to …

Read More
Australian Allied Health Awards Team Culture award

Australian Allied Health Awards Team Culture award

July 25, 2019

The Everyday Independence Clinical Excellence team has been named as a finalist for 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards Team Culture award. The award recognises Allied Health teams that have demonstrated: contribution within the allied health sector collaboration and communication within the allied health community outstanding client centred, evidence based service delivery and health outcomes outstanding …

Read More
Harley Hayes, 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards finalist

Harley Hayes, 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards finalist

July 25, 2019

We are very excited to announce that Harley Hayes, Occupational Therapist at Everyday Independence, is a finalist in the 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards in the category – Early Career Award. While only in his second year of practice, Harley has proven he is a talented clinician with exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills that enable …

Read More
Focus on occupational therapy

Focus on occupational therapy

Occupational therapy supports people with disabilities of all ages to perform daily tasks in a way that enhances their quality of life, increases their social participation, independence and overall well-being. This can include activities at home with cooking, self-care, enjoying time with friends and family, getting out and about, and participating in study or work. Our …

Read More
Dave’s living his best life with the right supports

Dave’s living his best life with the right supports

June 26, 2019

Kate Morris, Speech Pathologist in our Newcastle team supports many people with disabilities in the Hunter New England area.  But Dave’s journey is one that she’s particularly proud to be a part of. Dave’s story is a great example of what a person with a disability can achieve when they have the right supports around …

Read More
Meet Meaghan and Michelle, Practice and Participant Leads in our Peninsula team

Meet Meaghan and Michelle, Practice and Participant Leads in our Peninsula team

June 25, 2019

Meet Michelle Arthur and Meaghan Peck, our Practice and Participant Leads in our Peninsula team. As Participant and Practice Leads, Meaghan and Michelle are the first point of contact for all referrers for any questions about therapy we are providing to a person they support. They also support the therapists by allocating and booking appointments, …

Read More
Talking speech pathology

Talking speech pathology

May 22, 2019

Speech pathologists support people who have challenges with their communication due to issues with their speech, language, fluency, voice, or in understanding what others are saying.   A speech pathologist can also help make mealtimes more enjoyable and safer for someone who has problems swallowing food and drink. At Everyday Independence, our speech pathologists use evidence-based …

Read More
Amber travels by train independently, for the first time in 20 years

Amber travels by train independently, for the first time in 20 years

May 22, 2019

Noises, overcrowding, confined spaces, or feeling unsafe can make anyone’s journey on public transport extremely stressful, let alone if you suffer from anxiety. Pamela Borg, occupational therapist with Everyday Independence understands how challenging it can be for someone with a lifelong mental health condition to use public transport. Pamela recently supported Amber, a young woman …

Read More
Our Peninsula team are relocating

Our Peninsula team are relocating

May 22, 2019

To accommodate a growing team, our Peninsula team are moving to a more spacious office on Wednesday 5 June. Their new location will be Suite 2 / 10 Blamey Street, Mornington. The new office is in a central location and is easily accessible for people wanting to receive therapy at our site.  People visiting the …

Read More
Meet Steph, Physiotherapist, Albury team

Meet Steph, Physiotherapist, Albury team

May 7, 2019

Steph Weller recently joined the Everyday Independence team as a physiotherapist with our Albury team. Relocating from Adelaide at the beginning of this year, Steph has fallen in love with Albury’s relaxed feel and its people. Steph was inspired to become a physiotherapist as a teenager after working closely with a physiotherapist after recovering from …

Read More
Meet Monica Leo, Team Leader Peninsula Team

Meet Monica Leo, Team Leader Peninsula Team

Monica Leo is an Occupational Therapist and Team Leader for our Peninsula Team based in Mornington. Ever since she was little Monica wanted to work with kids and every day they teach her something new. Being a mother of two children, Monica understands the importance of supporting families so they can look after themselves and …

Read More
Everyday Independence celebrates growth milestone

Everyday Independence celebrates growth milestone

April 29, 2019

Today, we celebrate a significant growth milestone as we welcome our 200th team member to Everyday Independence. For an organisation that started 20 years’ ago with one person’s passion to make a difference, it’s an important milestone that we’re very proud of. Every person who is part of the Everyday Independence team works to deliver …

Read More
Meet Sonya O’Donohue, Practice and Participant Lead, Southern Melbourne

Meet Sonya O’Donohue, Practice and Participant Lead, Southern Melbourne

March 28, 2019

Sonya O’Donohue is the Practice and Participant Lead in Southern Melbourne and supports people with a disability to access our services. After learning more about a participant’s needs and what they would like to achieve, Sonya matches a therapist who can help them to achieve their goals. Sonya schedules the participant’s first therapy appointment and …

Read More
Extended contact hours

Extended contact hours

We’ve extended our hours to make it easier for you to contact us or make a referral. Our Intake Team is now available from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday on 1300 179 131. A member of our Intake team can talk to you about our services, our intake process and how we can work …

Read More
The role of physiotherapy in supporting people with a disability

The role of physiotherapy in supporting people with a disability

March 28, 2019

  We chat with Trish Hill about the role physiotherapy plays in supporting people with a disability to achieve their goals. Trish works in our Bayside team in Melbourne and is a passionate physiotherapist with extensive experience in Paediatrics. What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy uses evidence-based techniques to improve a person’s health and wellbeing. Physiotherapy is …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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, …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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. …

Read More
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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More

Next Page: