A visit to Glen Innes & District Historical Society
People from day programs visited the Glen Innes & District Historical Society, last week. There were lots of interesting things to look at including war history, and an old cottage and medical room from when our grandparents (or great grandparents) were young.... more details
We will miss you!
Tracey, Jason and Marley visited Heron Lodge last Friday to catch up with people before Michael and Richard relocate to Inverell.
Ginnie, Linda and Peter, your friends and staff at IAS will miss you. We share so many wonderful memories and these memories will live on in our hearts .... more details
Our Veggie Garden!
People were busy at Inverell day programs last fortnight preparing their vegetable garden.
Everyone was involved with setting up the garden beds, filling them with potting mix and planting the seedlings. It was a real team effort.
Thanks Karen, Gerard, Phillip, Stacey, Flick and B... more details
Recycling Project Under Way!!
Breaking News Everyone
Our recycling project has got under way.
Some of the team from Newcastle and Gloucester met at the Gloucester house to unpack the 3in1 Loop2Cycle recycling machine yesterday.
At first it seemed like a bit of a jigsaw puzzle and with no obvious instru... more details
Last week at day programs was all about celebrating the things we love about Australia.
The Thursday group chose to go cray-bobbing at Gilgai creek.
I love how the men are standing back and watching as Karen picks up her cray-bob (or yabby) and puts it in the bucket.
Good ... more details
Stewart's Woodworking Skills
Stewart shows of his skills in the IAS Woodshed in Inverell. He is becoming quite skilled on the wood lathe and has learnt how to use the band saw.
Today Stewart was supported to make a Naughts and Crosses board game, which he chose to present to Penny (CEO) as a gift.
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Dan helps run a Disco
Dan helped a friend run a disco for an 18th birthday party just before Christmas.
The requested play list of songs and artists were not so familiar to Dan but he managed to get all the young ones up dancing and a few of the oldies too. Well done Dan
What a great place for a party ... more details
Not long now until the IAS team can start "Reclaiming Value" from waste plastic, turning waste into valuable new things.
Our machines are on their way and we are excited
We are also delighted to now be proudly supported by the Aurizon Community Giving Fund at our Hunter Vall... more details
International Day of People with Disability 2021
Celebrating International Day of People With Disability.
Celebrating Darren and the fun he had while being support to make jelly the other day.
Hope it was tasty Darren and you enjoyed eating it as much as you did making it.... more details
Include Me Christmas Party
Many thanks to the Uniting Church for the amazing Include Me Christmas Party last night.
Sharon enjoyed the Christmas Karaoke and Brandon got very excited when he heard the sleigh bell's ringing, think he knew who might be arriving!
And he was right, Santa arrived, gave out presen... more details
Darren keeping in contact with family
Darren clearly enjoys chatting on the phone with his brothers and sisters. Keeping in contact by phone or social media is truly important in these days and times when face to face visits with family and friends may not be possible.... more details
Precious Plastic Logo Competition!
IAS would like to thank everyone for their entries in our Precious Plastics Logo competition. We are thrilled to announce the winners.
1st: Prize: David Wright
2nd Prize: Sharon George
3rd Prize: Michael Clark
Runners up: Martyn Campbell, Andrew Denholm, Rebecca Murray and... more details
A Big Thanks to the Aspen Medical Team!
IAS would like to thank the team from Aspen Medical for running the recent Pfizer vaccination hub at Inverell and Glen Innes. The friendly and professional care provided by Craig, Josh, Polly and Juff was much appreciated and put everyone at ease. We wish you all the best. Keep up the great work!... more details
Staying active during lockdown
Brandon is on a bike riding mission with nowhere to go..Thanks Lock-down! 😂
On a serious note, fresh air, sunshine and exercise are important for maintaining our well being while staying at home. So please, take care of yourselves and follow Brandon's example. Get outside and be a... more details
IAS Covid Vax Hub
Aspen Medical conducted a Covid-19 Vax Hub at IAS this week. People, staff and even a Board Member rolled up their sleeves to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. We were also able to offer vaccines to another local service provider so no vaccines were wasted. All up, 44 people receive... more details
Pizza making at IAS
Pizza making at IAS Inverell Day Programs was a huge success. We didn't get to use the pizza oven last year, so it was time drag it out, clean it up and give it a test run. We learned that the oven gets a bit hot on the bottom shelf, but nothing an extra layer of foil couldn't fix.
The pizz... more details
Micky B's Xmas Decorations
We certainly have some creative people in IAS. Michael made a centre piece for the Heron house, using recycled Christmas decorations. Michael worked late into the night and the glue gun worked over time for about 2 hours. Michael says "It’s a beauty!"... more details
Brandon at Transport Museum and Lake Inverell
Brandon had a lovely day out on Tuesday. First he checked out the Inverell Transport Museum and then the took in the view at Lake Inverell. This time last year there was no 'lake' just a puddle. What a difference a year can make!... more details
Wendy Saving the Planet
Wendy is doing her bit to save the planet, she has been busy making Christmas bags, to be able to reuse at Christmas time instead of using paper.
Wendy also takes responsibility for collecting the recycled bottles and cans from IAS Gloucester. Money collected goes to buying our craft suppli... more details
Rainbow Over IAS
Rainbows mean different things to different people. To some people the rainbow represents a bridge of hope and a pathway to new beginnings. It is a sign to take a leap of faith. Annette took this photo this morning. What do you think the rainbow over IAS represents?... more details
Col had his 60th birthday today! Chris and Tara cooked a surprise chocolate cake and made some decorations with Sharon's help. Col's ears must have to be ringing from all the cheers and birthday songs!! Have a great day Col, you're rockin' 60 with the greatest of ease!!... more details
Mini Disability Expo Glen Innes 2019
Kat and Annette are in Glen Innes for the Disability Expo 1030am-1230pm. We looking forward to meeting local community members & sharing information on our services & giving out some goodies!more details
Biggest Morning Tea - Gloucester IAS
Gloucester IAS recently ran a Biggest Morning Tea, raising over $450 for the C... more details
IAS Day Programs Now Supporting Best Community Food Garden
Day Programs are now supporting Best Community Food Garden, helping with packing & delivery of vegetables to the community. Chris F , Chris V , Karen and Carly are enjoying being part of the team for this ... more details
Easter Hangers made by Karen
Karen is now ready for Easter!! She made these beautiful hangers in Day Programs with Carly.
Today we said farewell to Tamara who has been working with IAS for over 10 years. We enjoyed cake and coffee, told some funny stories and had many laughs! Sharon gave a heartfelt farewell speech. Thanks for the good times Tamara, farewell and good luck on your new adventures!!... more details
IAS Gloucester Xmas Party!
IAS Gloucester had a great Christmas party on Thursday. Many thanks to Kim and team for organising the day, and wonderful to hear so much positive feedback about the service. more details
IAS AGM and Xmas Party
IAS recently held its AGM and Christmas party. Wha... more details
Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Tuesday's Coffee Club turned festive for The Melbourne Cup. We enjoyed the rac... more details
A Visit by Grow Day Care IDFS
We had visitors today . Annie & children from Grow Day Care IDFS had an excursion for community part... more details
Grafton to Inverell Cycling Classic 2018
A great community day. Grafton to Inverell cycle race & Multicultural Day in Victoria Park. Lesley Marley
Halloween at Heron
Ginnie, Sally, Richard, Michael, Linda and Kris all pitced in with their talents to make healthy, fun, gory Halloween food, like bloodied boiled eggs, veggie skeletons with rissole heads, and severed fingers made from potato and devon. In one photo Richard demonstrates that sometimes support staf... more details
Mick and Dwayne at the Inverell Campdraft
Mick had the opportunity to spend some time with Dwayne and others in the Inverell Campdraft this weekend. He had a great time watching the spectacles, checking out the horses, and rubbing elbows with some people of renown in the national campdraft circles. Mick was in his element!!... more details
Staff Celebration Dinner
This week IAS attained Third Party Verification. IAS staff took time out Friday for a celebration dinner. As we have 5 houses with sleepover support, some staff were on shift and were not able to join in. It's very rare for staff to get out as a team. T'was a good night. Well done to all staff fo... more details
Another Busy weekend...
It was a busy weekend. Micky enjoyed horse riding with Fran ( at the Whole Package Gilgai ). Lesley & Sharon attended the Abba Tribute at RSM. Lesley & Brandon checked out mighty Motor Mania on Sunday. Sally did some gardening around her home. Sharon rounded off the weekend with home cook... more details
Busy Beans Coffee Club and Sausage Sizzle Tuesdays
Every Tuesday is busy - making the most of the sunshine with a BBQ lunch. Sharon & Jas cooked up a feast today. The afternoon is our social catch-up in Busy Beans Coffee Club. Everyone is welcome.... more details
Photos from the Indian Summer Ball
Everyone is talking about the Indian Summer Ball. It was a fantastic night of dancing, great food, prizes and meeting new people. We were all very tired on Sunday. Here are some of the formal portraits taken on the night. Doesn't everyone look amazing!... more details
Brandon, Sharon & Lesley at the Pool.
It's far too hot 🌞 to stay home! Brandon Sharon and Lesley enjoying a cool dip more details
IAS Fashion Parade
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the IAS Millers / Rivers Fashion Parade last weekend. We had a fabulous afternoon with all fundraising to be used to support the costs of the Indian Summer Ball in April 2017. A special thanks to Vicki and Chaysley at Millers Inverell, staff ... more details
IAS Fashion Parade - Tickets On Sale Now!!
Tickets are now ON SALE for IAS Fashion Parade on Saturday 8th October! We would love you to join us for an afternoon of entertainment and company, with light refreshments. Cost of the tickets are $10 each and available at Millers Store and IAS office 48 Howard St (6722 4947) All proceeds will go... more details
Kite Flying with Brandon
What do you do on a cold gusty grey day? You make the best of it!! Brandon, Penny, Jason and Debbie all met near the netball courts behind the Inverell Showground to try their luck at flying kites. The wind was gusty and unpredictable, it was hard work but some of us managed to keep a kite in the... more details
IAS Fashion Parade - Save The Date
Save the date of Saturday 8th October and buy your ticket! IAS, Millers & Rivers Stores Fashion Parade tickets will be on sale from 1st Sept from Millers Inverell or IAS 48 Howard St. We will have a fabulous afternoon of fashion and entertainment for just $10. The businesses in Inverell have ... more details
Farewell Darcy's Girl
Today we take time to remember Darcy's Girl who passed away last week. Darcy was owned by Trish and Barry and joined us on all our rides - Ride to Recognition from Pally to Gum Flat, Bingara as well as all our trail rides and Farm Days. She had a beautiful temperament and supported her riders wit... more details
Festival Of Abilities 2016
Michael and Kris attended the recent Festival of Abilities in Tamworth. Michael found himself a beast of a trike, bikes with sidecars & too many fast machines. He drummed his way through bongo lessons, listened to great music and they both enjoyed an activity packed day out.... more details
A Busy Weekend After the Voting
A busy weekend! What better way to make the most of the sunshine after Saturday Voting Day. Michael enjoyed a bush walk at beautiful Boundary Falls. Chris cooked lunch for his wife and neighbours on the BBQ he restored/varnished/painted. Richard washed the car and its looking so shiny we need sun... more details
Farewell Bruce, We'll Miss You......
Today, sadly, we farewelled Bruce Wayne Lavender. Some of us have known Bruce for 17 years. We will remember him for his cheeky grin, his hearty laugh ( mostly when the joke was on us ), those ginger curls when his hair was long, & being the Boss. Bruce loved his music, all things country &am... more details
Northwest Film Festival at the RoxyTheatre Bingara 2016
Last night Lesley Ray Michael Sharon Dwayne & Annette spent a wonderful night at the Northwest Film Festival at the majestic Roxy Theatre Bingara . Suzie Wicks - Fatmoon Studios - introduced her film starring Lesley & Chris . 'The Unlikely Wedding Singer' is the story behind Chris & L... more details
Fire Safety Information Session
A 'Fire Safety Information and Demonstration Session' was held at Connections on Thursday 31st May. Phillip Minty demonstrated and talked about fire safety techniques with the assistance of Robbie Wighton, Fire Captain of the Inverell Fire Service. Phillip strongly believes that everyone&nbs... more details
The Inverell Show 2016
What a big night...and a very late night ...at the Inverell Show on Saturday! Rides, show bags, the rodeo with Dwayne riding, the smash 'em derby and fireworks. And to add to the excitement Phillip entered the Farmer's Challenge and nearly took out the opposing team with the fireman's hose. AND P... more details
EDG at Copeton Dam
The best place to be on a hot summers day is near the waters edge! EDG programs ventured out - Marty & Sal to Copeton for some fishing & swimming - Mick cooked spaghetti Bolognese and then took this great lunch to eat at Lake Inverell followed by a leisurely walk in the shade.... more details
Kickin' around on Fridays
Fridays just aren't Fridays without a kick around. All it takes is a soccer ball, sunshine, plenty of moves and lots of laughs. Talents are surfacing as the weeks go by, like Darren's 'Rocket Shot' which threatens to rip a hole in the sky every time!! We love Fridays!... more details
Back in the Swing for 2016
We are back in the swing for 2016 ! What better thing to do on a rainy day than play a game of pool ? Phillip and Mick have a mighty comp going . Sharon is playing music & providing the cheer squad . Then we are all going to have a cuppa more details
Richard' Christmas Cooking
It's feeling a lot like Christmas 🎄 Richard has been baking and is taking his goodies home as gifts. What great fun and a wonderful thoughtful way to say Merry Christmas more details
International Day of People with Disability - Lunch
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate International Day for People with Disability last Thursday. We had a relaxing lunch at Inverell East Bowling Club and were joined by Inverell Mayor Cr Harmon, people from IAS, Connections, Benevolent Society, Ability Links and Centacare and some fr... more details
Active Support Videos - ADHC
ADHC recently launched Active Support Videos to support person-centred practices and increase understanding of peoples needs living in a supported life.
The three Active Support Videos only take around one minute each to view and show how disability support workers ... more details
IAS Christmas Party 2015 - Shake, Rattle & Bowl
Wow! What a night! IAS Christmas party was a fabulous night of action, pizza , family and friends. The bowling was a hoot! Some people had accuracy down-pat, while others had a knack for blind thundering pace!! The unlimited laser tag was for the fearless sharp shooters. Competitio... more details
Melbourne Cup Day at the Royal Hotel
Melbourne Cup celebrations ! What a great afternoon with a big screen , fashion and a horse race. Deb & Darren won 'Best Dressed' . Great company , great food , some betting - some winners - and for the rest of us - it's try again next year !... more details
Phillip - Public Speaking at the' My Choice Matters' Workshop
Phillip was invited to make a speech at the 'Get More Skills' My Choice Matters workshop today. He made a terrific presentation on what it's been like to have a MCMs grant for his dream to teach fire safety to the public. Phillip shared the things he has learned, found easy and found difficult as... more details
The Sexuality and Disability Workshop
Tracey and Annette attended a Sexuality & Disability workshop in Moree on Thursday 15th October, presented by Jen Wendtman. The workshop challenged the beliefs, attitudes and values we bring to the work place and it is so great to be challenged! The workshop reinforced our human rights to be ... more details
IAS and EDG Community Space Update
The paintwork has been done and the carpet has been laid. Some of the furnishings for the new community space has been unpacked and tentatively laid out, there is still more to go including the smart board, dinning table, information kiosk, and an assortment of decorative items. A work in progres... more details
Delungra Campdraft, September 2015
The Delungra Campdraft was held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Ray, Brandon, Annette, Belinda and Therese were there to watch Dwayne and others in action, and to enjoy the day's events. Clouds of dust and a tasty steak sandwich, what a great day out!
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Renovations Are Well Under Way!!
Our vision of a better place to meet, to have fun, to learn, or just to relax, is starting to take shape. Since the 10th of August the home base of IAS has been getting a facelift. Somehow we've managed to keep focus and work despite the roar and chatter of countless powertools, the ever-presence... more details
My Future My Choice Disability Expo - Tamworth
The Essential Disability Group (EDG) and IAS shared a stall at the My Future My Choice Disability Expo held at the Tamworth Town Hall on Thursday the 10th September. Chris, Annette and Josh where there to provide information about EDG and IAS, and the range of services we provide. The Expo f... more details
My Future My Choice Disability Expo - Armidale
IAS took part in the My Future My Choice Disability Expo held at the Armidale Bowling Club on Wednesday the 9th September. Annette, Tracey, Michael and Jason were there to run the IAS stall and provide information about the services offered by IAS and EDG, as well as showcase some of ou... more details
Lawn Bowls Day
People and staff of IAS, including members of the committee and other friends of IAS, all came together for a friendly social game of lawn bowls on Tuesday 24th March at the Inverell East Bowling Club. It was a mild sunny day, enthusiasm was high, and bragging rights were at stake. For ... more details
"When The Wheels Fall Off"
A Disability services complaints video.
Some of us at IAS got together and talked about one of our rights; The Right to make a Complaint. We talked with Stephanie Marshall who is a great Drama Teacher about how it feels if something is upsetting us. We did role plays about that. Then we s... more details