Headway on the Air

Headway on the Air Radio Show

Headway on the air is a weekly radio show broadcast each Tuesday from 12pm to 1pm on VOX 106.9 FM, you can stream it live from www.voxfm.org.au. Episodes are available below for podcasting and listening to when you have the time (note: the music has been removed due to copyright).

Listen to the Headway on Air promo below

If you would like to appear on the show, or ask any questions please email Sean O’Neill at sean@disabilitytrust.org.au or call on (612) 4295 9805.

 

You can also hear or download the podcast of the very first Headway On Air show from 10 April 2007 below (Apologies for the crackly audio).

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – First Show 10-4-2007 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 6 June 2017

This week we featured an interview with Kelly Long, from Trusted Travel, a supported Travel company that is part of The Disability Trust. Kelly assists people to go on holidays around Australia and the world. Trusted Travel offer holidays to specific destinations in groups that people can join in to travel, or they can assist someone to book travel and be assured that any support needs will be met while on the holiday. Kelly discussed costs, staffing, and how the NDIS will provide support to assist people to have a holiday. Contact Kelly at 4255 8000 or at Kelly.Long@disabilitytrust.org.au.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 5-6-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 30 May 2017

Coming soon.

 

Headway on the Air – 23 May 2017

Coming soon.

 

Headway on the Air – 16 May 2017

Coming soon.

 

Headway on the Air – 9 May 2017

We only played music during this show, due to copyright we cannot podcast music.

 

Headway on the Air – 2 May 2017

We only played music during this show, due to copyright we cannot podcast music.

 

Headway on the Air – 25 April 2017

As this was a public holiday we only had a musical episode this week. Due to copyright we cannot podcast music so there is no podcast this week.

 

Headway on the Air – 18 April 2017

This week we featured stories about the NDIS and other areas of interest for people with a disability, and their families. On the radio this week was Tony and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 18-4-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 11 April 2017

This week we featured an interview with Margaret Biggs, who recently joined The Disability trust as the Community Connections manager. Today we talked about her growing up in Sydney, working in retail, including in London, then the move to Wollongong, and Margaret’s time with St Vincent De Paul Society and TIGS in Wollongong, and then finishing with what Margaret hopes to achieve with The Disability Trust, especially with the NDIS. Margaret can be contacted on 4255 3100, or at margaret.biggs@disabilitytrust.org.au.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 11-4-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 4 April 2017

This week we featured stories on Margaret Biggs joining The Disability Trust, the problematic ‘debt’ recovery program by Centrelink, Ables Nightclub on Friday April 22nd at The Grand Hotel, some NDIS news including a win in court for funding for transport for a young man in Victoria, we discussed the value of pre planning for the NDIS, and we played a track from the CBAA’s Suicide Prevention Project audio CD all about Beyond Blue.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 4-4-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 28 March 2017

This week we featured an interview with Paul Hartley and Lyndell from Guide Dogs NSW / ACT. Paul works in the Orientation and Mobility area at Guide Dogs NSW  / ACT, and Lyndell is a client of them. We discussed what Guide Dogs NSW / ACT do, what services they provide, Lyndells experience,  the different definitions of vision impairment, and general issues for people with low vision in the community. Paul can be contacted at Guide Dogs NSW / ACT on 4225 9247 or 1800 484 333, at https://www.guidedogs.com.au, or for more information on what they do go to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/guidedogsnswact.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 28-3-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 21 March 2017

This week John and Tony were unavailable so Sean did the show all by himself, and he didn’t even break anything!! Discussed this week was The Outside Man theater show, Illawarra Advocacy, the Long Story Short theater project, the sensory room at Horsley Community centre, the Disabled Surfers Association day at Gerroa, The Trusted Travel service, the October to December 2016 NDIS Quarterly Report, the resignation of David Bowen from the CEO role at the NDIS and planning and preparing for the NDIS. Further information on these topics can be found in our March newsletter, available at .

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 21-3-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 14 March 2017

This week we featured an interview with Ben Oakley and Michael Oakley. Ben, at 17 years old and very fit, was suddenly struck down by Stiff Persons Syndrome, an exceedingly rare disease that shocks the body with ‘taser’ like pain and progressively stiffens the back and spine. We talk to Ben, and his dad, Michael, about their journey over the past few years and how medicinal cannabis has made a huge difference to Ben’s life. For Ben it has massively reduced the ‘attacks’, and pain, as well as dramatically reducing the life threatening seizures he has from the syndrome. For more information about Ben go to his Facebook page “Roll On Ben Oakley” (https://www.facebook.com/Roll-On-Ben-Oakley-1475483672700697). For more information about medicinal cannabis go to a page about the Compassionate Access Scheme at https://www.medicinalcannabis.nsw.gov.au/regulation/medicinal-cannabis-compassionate-use-scheme.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 14-3-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 7 March 2017

Tony, Allan and Sean were not available for today’s show so Peter Blom, original presenter of the Headway on Air show, stood in for everyone. As the show was all music there is no podcast this week.

 

Headway on the Air – 28 February 2017

This week we featured an interview with Tanya Woodland, from the Auto Mobility company which modifies vehicles for people in wheelchairs to either be passengers or drivers. They provide services all over Australia. Contact Tanya on 1800 662 454 or at tanyaw@automobility.com.au. Find out more about Auto Mobility at www.automobility.com.au.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air (28-2-17) (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 21 February 2017

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the January edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at January 2017 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony and Sean. John was unavailable.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air 21-2-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 14 February 2017

This week we featured an interview with Tarryn Bracken, Senior Practitioner and Manager of The Disability Trusts Clinical Services team, known as Trusted Care. The Clinical Services team at The Disability Trust provides allied health services to people with a disability and their families. The Team includes a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist, a clinical nurse specialising in disabilities and behavior support practitioners. Contact Tarryn and the team on 4255 8000 or clinicalservices@disabilitytrust.org.au.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 14-2-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 7 February 2017

Due to unavailability Sean and John were not able to be on the show so Tony did a music only show. As we cannot podcast music due to copyright we do not have a show this week to download or listen to.

 

Headway on the Air – 31 January 2017

This week we featured an interview with Hannah from Vision Australia in Wollongong. Hannah discussed the services provided by Vision Australia, including services for children, Seeing Eye Dogs, the huge library of audio and braille books, assistive products shop, etc. Hannah can be contacted on 4220 4300 or at hannah.sutherland@visionaustralia.org. We also discussed Tommy Edison, also known as the Blind Film Critic, who is blind and reviews films as well as making videos to explain how he does everyday things. He has videos including “How do blind people cook alone?” and “How my parents told me I’m blind”, see him at https://www.youtube.com/user/TommyEdisonXP or follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/BlindFilmCritic, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tommy.edison.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 31-1-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 24 January 2017

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the January edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at January 2017 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 24-1-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 17 January 2017

Coming Soon!

 

Headway on the Air – 10 January 2017

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the January edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at January 2017 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 10-1-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 3 January 2017

This week we featured an interview with Mick On Wheels, a successful and powerful singer based in Wollongong who has been singing for over 21 years. We featured a worldwide exclusive of his new single, ‘Australia’, which will be released soon. With permission from Mick, we have left the song ‘Australia’ in the podcast (we usually cut out the music due to copyright). For more information, and to get a copy of ‘Australia’, go to www.mickonwheels.com or email him at mickonwheels@gmail.com.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 3-1-17 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 27 December 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the January edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at January 2017 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony and John. Sean was away today.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 27-12-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 20 December 2016

This week we featured stories from the December edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony and Sean. Allan was at the Headway Christmas Party today.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-20-12-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 13 December 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the October edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-13-12-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 6 December 2016

This week we featured an interview with Mel Gorman, Regional Officer for Spinal Cords Injury Australia (SCiA) in the Illawarra, call 4225 1366 or email mgorman@scia.org.au, and Claire Moylan, Community Services Manager from the SCiA Sydney office, telephone 1800 819 775. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the October edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-6-12-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 29 November 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony and John. Sean was unavailable.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-29-11-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 22 November 2016

This week we featured an interview with Sarah Hilton from the Day Programs at The Disability Trust. Contact Sarah on 4261 7888. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the October edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-22-11-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 15 November 2016

Featured on this show was an interview with Jeff St John, an Australian singer who gained fame for top ten hits with Teach Me How to Fly, Big Time Operator and Fool in Love. Jeff St John was born with spina bifida. Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-15-11-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 8 November 2016

This week we featured an interview with Glenda and Jake from Interchange Illawarra, you can contact them on 4227 1079. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the October edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-8-11-16

 

Headway on the Air – 1 November 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-1-11-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 25 October 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the October edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at October 2016 Newsletter. On the show this week was Tony and Sean. Allan was off this week as he was not feeling well.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-25-10-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 18 October 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-18-10-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 11 October 2016

This week we featured an interview with Megan Pickett, Senior Solicitor at the Wollongong Legal Aid office, located at 73 Church st, Wollongong, telephone: 4228 8299. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-11-10-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 4 October 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-4-10-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 27 September 2016

This week we featured an interview with Robyn Russell, Facilitator at the My Choice Matters project at the NSW Council of Intellectual Disability (NSW CID). Robyn is the former manager of the Headway program. We also discussed her work with the My Choice Matters project. Contact NSW CID on 1800 144 653, or email at info@mychoicematters.org.au. For more information go to their website at www.mychoicematters.org.au, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mychoicematters and Twitter at twitter.com/mcmnsw. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-27-9-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 20 September 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-20-9-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 13 September 2016

This week we featured an interview with Tracy Vengalia, the Community  Development & Social Planning Co-ordinator at Wollongong Council. We discussed the new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) from Wollongong Council, the first in NSW, as well as some of the other services that Wollongong Council provide for people with disabilities. Wollongong Council can be contacted on 4227 7111 or at council@wollongong.nsw.gov.auThe other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the September edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/September-2016-email.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway-on-air-13-9-16-edited

 

Headway on the Air – 6 September 2016

Unfortunately due to illness there is no podcast this week. We only played music and under copyright laws we cannot podcast the music. Tony was the only person on this weeks show.

 

Headway on the Air – 30 August 2016

This week we featured an interview with Allan Humble, one of the Hosts of Headway On Air about how he met his wife in Canada and his experience with an ABI (acquired brain injury), Allan is a client of Headway, telephone 4226 4179. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the August edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 30-8-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 23 August 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the August edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 23-8-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 16 August 2016

This week we featured interviews with Belinda Dawson from Kids Fund at The Disability Trust, www.disabilitytrust.org.au/services/kids-fund and Elsa Henriques from Headway, telephone 4226 4179. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the August edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 16-8-16 (edited)

We also talked about how Headway On Air has been on 2 VOXFM for almost 10 years. As a treat you can hear or download the podcast of the very first Headway On Air show from 10 April 2007 below (Apologies for the crackly audio).

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – First Show 10-4-2007 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 9 August 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the August edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway on Air – 9-8-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 2 August 2016

This week we featured interviews with Matthew Bourne, the Manager of the PCYC Centre in Bulli, email him at mbourne@pcycnsw.org.au. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the August edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 2-8-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 26 July 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the July edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/July-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 26-7-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 19 July 2016

This week we featured interviews with Kim Sattler, the Domestic Violence & Disability Project Officer with the Breaking the Silence Project at Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, telephone 4255 6800 or email kims@womenshealthcentre.com.au. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the July edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/July-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 19-7-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 12 July 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the July edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/July-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 12-7-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 5 July 2016

This week we featured interviews with Irena Gordon, Manager of the Illawarra Brain Injury Service at Port Kembla Hospital, telephone 4223 8470, and a few of the young people at The Disability Trusts’ Transition to Work program at Dapto, telephone 4261 2003. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the July edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/July-2016.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 5-7-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 28 June 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the June edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/June.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 28-6-16 (edited)

 

Headway on the Air – 21 June 2016

This week we featured an interview with Roy Rogers, CEO of Flagstaff Group, email at info@flagstaffgroup.com.au, telephone 4272 0222. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the June edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/June.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 21-6-16

 

Headway on the Air – 14 June 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the June edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/June.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 14-6-16

 

Headway on the Air – 7 June 2016

This week we featured an Interview with Donna from Community Gateway, email at Donna.Dives@communitygateway.net.au, telephone at 4226 3611. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the June edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/June.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 7-6-16

 

Headway on the Air – 31 May 2016

Stories discussed on this weeks show were from the May edition of the Your Voice, your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/May.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, John and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 31-5-16

 

Headway on the Air – 24 May 2016 

This week we featured an interview with Michael Hall from Illawarra Advocacy, eamil at michaelhall@illawarraadvocacy.org.au, telephone 4229  4064. The other stories discussed on this weeks show were from the May edition of the Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter from the Disability Trust – available at www.disabilitytrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/May.pdf. On the show this week was Tony, Allan and Sean.

Download the podcast at Headway On Air – 24-5-16