Peter used to work as an upholsterer and sometimes during visits to op-shops he collects upholstering materials. He is living at a Supported Residential Service (SRS) and when they discovered his skill as an upholsterer, they asked him to re-upholster their couches with the materials he had collected.
Mum took immense pride in her intellectual capabilities, so in 2010 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it was a cruel blow to both her and the family. The support from EACH has made a huge difference to Dad. He has gone from being a husband to a carer who now cooks, cleans, does the laundry, pays the bills, and assists Mum with other personal needs. This is overwhelming for Dad but the thought of doing it without the support from EACH is unbearable.
Getting a life when you have a disability is probably one of the hardest things to do. I spend many days dreaming of tomorrow and my future with little relief or change. Yesterday I had the fulfilment of a dream which had been repeated many times. Thank you EACH for supporting me and making my dream a reality.
Volunteers are a valuable and vital part of EACH Social and Community Health. Our volunteers provide support for our staff, but they also assist with running activities and programs and in doing so develop a range of skills.
Our name has changed, but our services will remain the same
In 2014 Knox Community Health Service merged with EACH to integrate our health services and build an extensive network of community health programs.
We then changed our name to Knox Social and Community Health - a service of EACH. From July 2016 our Ferntree Gully and Wantirna locations are being renamed as EACH, joining the wide network of local EACH health services.
We will continue to provide the high quality, local, personalised health services that you expect. For more information please download the frequently asked questions here or get in touch with us by calling 1300 003 224.