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25 May 2016
Nelson Alexander auction supports Yooralla children’s respite service
Yooralla is one of 15 organisations set to benefit from real estate agency Nelson Alexander’s annual Foundation Day initiative.
24 May 2016
Yooralla customers attend Dinner Dance at the Oakleigh Centre
Earlier this month, a group of Yooralla customers hit the town for a night out at the Oakleigh Centre’s annual Dinner Dance. Nola, Lachlan, Gayle, Val and Peter, with the support of Yooralla staff, headed to the Merrimu Reception hall in Murrumbeena for a fun night of food, friends and festivities.
23 May 2016
Yooralla information kiosk about the NDIS coming soon to Epping Plaza
Yooralla is opening a pop-up kiosk at Epping Plaza for people who want to find out more about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and what it will mean for people with disability.
18 May 2016
The road to independence
Learning to drive is a milestone for young people all over the world, and is something that can be especially important to people living in regional areas who often do not have the convenience of nearby, regular public transport. When Mycalie joined Yooralla’s Leongatha Community Hub, she had one major goal in mind – independence.
17 May 2016
Mansfield Community Hub receives generous garden grant
Yooralla has received a generous grant of $10,800 from the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation to build a sensory garden at the Mansfield Community Hub, where customers will plant a range of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
17 May 2016
Yooralla’s Information Hub about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) opens in Hurstbridge this week
Yooralla's next Information Hub about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) opens in Hurstbridge this week from Thursday 19 May to Saturday 21 May 2016.
17 May 2016
Yooralla’s Hurstbridge Information Hub about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now open
Yooralla's Hurstbridge Information Hub about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now open, from Thursday 19 May to Saturday 21 May 2016.
13 May 2016
National Volunteers Week – Maria’s story
For the past year, Maria has been a regular volunteer with Yooralla's Speaktank, a program designed to support people with experiences of disability to educate, raise awareness, stimulate discussions and share their own experiences with a variety of audiences.
11 May 2016
National Volunteers Week – Teresa’s story
Yooralla’s Family Options program relies on the support of incredible volunteer carers, to provide family based care for children and adults with disability.
10 May 2016
Learn about assistive technology at the ATSA Independent Living Expo
The ATSA Independent Living Expo is on at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 18-19 May at Melbourne Showgrounds in Flemington.