Access and Inclusion Advisory Group

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We are committed to improving the physical access to our services and facilities, as well as incorporating inclusion at a participatory and service level.

To support and guide in this area, the Shire has a Disability Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-2022.

Our Access and Inclusion Advisory Group has been operating since 2018 and aims to support the development, implementation, review and evaluation of this Strategy.

The Advisory Group also supports the Shire to form positive community partnerships and support the Shire to achieve its objectives and aspirations of our Strategic Community Plan.

On this project page, you will find information and resources on the following:

  • Advisory Group members
  • Advisory Group agendas, minutes and meeting dates
  • Shire plans and strategies relating to access and inclusion
  • News stories on how we’re supporting and promoting access and inclusion

Be involved

We welcome you feedback, ideas and questions about access and inclusion in the Shire.

If you have a question, submit it via the “Ask a question” tab below.

We also welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have – you can submit them using the “Suggest an idea” tab below.

We are committed to improving the physical access to our services and facilities, as well as incorporating inclusion at a participatory and service level.

To support and guide in this area, the Shire has a Disability Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-2022.

Our Access and Inclusion Advisory Group has been operating since 2018 and aims to support the development, implementation, review and evaluation of this Strategy.

The Advisory Group also supports the Shire to form positive community partnerships and support the Shire to achieve its objectives and aspirations of our Strategic Community Plan.

On this project page, you will find information and resources on the following:

  • Advisory Group members
  • Advisory Group agendas, minutes and meeting dates
  • Shire plans and strategies relating to access and inclusion
  • News stories on how we’re supporting and promoting access and inclusion

Be involved

We welcome you feedback, ideas and questions about access and inclusion in the Shire.

If you have a question, submit it via the “Ask a question” tab below.

We also welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have – you can submit them using the “Suggest an idea” tab below.

  • Wheel LIFE - Disability Awareness Initiative

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    The Shire has engaged Rebound WA to run their Wheel Life program locally, this is a disability awareness program where participants learn about life with a physical disability through open conversation and sports.
    Open to adults, seniors and youth 12+
    Bookings essential
    Join Clint Morgan from Rebound WA for an informative and inclusive look into what its like to live with a physical disability.

    Wheel LIFE is a program designed to motivate and educate, in a fun and inclusive environment.

    Introduction

    Meet Clint and hear about how he came to be in a wheel chair and what every day life is like for him.

    Activity

    Through this session you will learn how to control a sports wheel chair, through a progressive series of warm up activities.

    You’ll then learn some basketball skills like dribbling and team plays in the chair follow by informal wheel chair basketball games.

    Conclusion

    Finish off the day with a question and answer session, no question is too big or small, be it disability or sports related.

    Bookings: https://events.humanitix.com/wheel-life-byford

    Date: Saturday 30 October 2021

    Time: Session 1: 10am—11.30am
    Session 2: 12pm—1.30pm

    Location: SJ Recreation Centre, Mead Street, Byford

    Ages: Adults, Seniors and Youth 12+

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

  • Helping Households SJ Webinar Series

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    The Shire has engaged award winning career coach Alison Bannister to deliver a series of online webinars around a range of employment related topics. A new webinar is released each month from September 2021 until June 2022 and each release is available for six months.

    The first topic is Disability Employment Tips, which provides innovative ideas aimed at helping individuals with a disability to find employment more easily. Other topics in this 10 part series include Winning Resumes & Dynamic Cover Letters, Becoming a Mumpreneur and Parents as Career Coaches.

    Webinars have the advantage of being able to be watched as many times as you like, paused when you need to and watched at a time of day or night that suits your schedule. Set your own pace and volume and if you would like a copy of the slides to read please contact the Shire on communityactivation@sjshire.wa.gov.au or 9526 1111.

    You can find all the webinars as they become available by clicking the link below.
    https://www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/our-shire/whats-on/video-library

  • Carers WA launch Inclusive Community Passport

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    Carers WA are looking to highlight inclusive businesses and services that young people with disability can engage with across Perth.

    If you know a business with great inclusive practices you can let Carers WA know or ask the business to consider joining this initiative.

    Carers WA are requesting expressions of interest for their latest project that will empower young people with disabilities to be more involved within the community.

    The Inclusive Community Passport project will advertise community organisations, venues and activities that are welcoming, inclusive and support the needs of young people with disabilities.

    For businesses to be suitable for this project they should:
    • Accept Companion Cards
    • Be an accessible venue
    • Train staff in disability awareness
    • Ensure staff are welcoming and supportive

    Within the passport, each partner organisation will feature their logo, contact details, plus information on their inclusive programs.

    If you would like to get involved or recommend a business, please contact Anthony Pyle on 0413 859 147 or email anthony.pyle@carerswa.asn.au

  • Beginner Auslan Classes in SJ

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    The Shire is looking to host a free Basic Auslan course, this course comprises of 8 x 2hour sessions delivered by Access Plus WA Deaf, participants are expected to attend all sessions. Interested participants are asked to download and submit and Expression of Interest (EOI) form from the documents section of this page.

    The first round will be delivered beginning in October 2021 and depending on interest levels and the success of the first course, future courses may also be offered.

    It is anticipated that the first round will be delivered on Monday nights 6-8pm commencing Monday 11 October. If this time is not suitable but you are still interested please submit your EOI with preferred time details.

    Please submit your expression of interest to info@sjshire.wa.gov.au or in person at the Shire office by 5pm Friday 24 September to be considered for the first round. Hard copies of the EOI form are also available from the Mundijong Library, Shire Administration office and the Serpentine Jarrahdale CRC.

    Participants will be contacted with updated details and confirmed places by 5pm Monday 4 October. EOIs for unsuccessful participants will be kept on file for future opportunities.

    If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact Lisa on lingram@sjshire.wa.gov.au or 9526 1356.

  • Interested in joining the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group?

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    Are you looking for board level experience, want to develop your advisory skills and make a difference at a grassroots community level?

    The Shire is seeking to appoint a external members to the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group, membership terms are for two years and conclude with the Ordinary Local Government Elections.

    For more information about the role and how to apply, visit >> https://bit.ly/2VZwDVO

    Applications close 5pm, Friday, 8 October 2021.

  • 2020/21 Disability Support Guide Central & Western Australia - now available

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    You can view a free online copy here or there are a small number of hard copy books available at the Shire Administration Centre.

    Backed by Australia’s leading independent aged care information provider, DisabilitySupportGuide.com.au is Australia’s first multiplatform disability information resource empowering people with a disability and their families to make informed support decisions.

    Search by Registered Providers, Non-Registered Providers, Service Type, Support Category or Suburb to find the best provider to suit your needs.

  • New members sought for Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

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    The State Government is calling for new members for the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability.

    The Council comprises of up to 14 members, including people with disability and people with knowledge of an experience in matters relevant to people with disability.

    Over the past year, the Council has assisted in the development of the 'A Western Australia for Everyone - State Disability Strategy 2020-2030' as well as providing advice to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's Plastic Straws Working Group.

    Individual Council members are required to bring knowledge, lived experience and invaluable professional and personal networks to the table. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications opened 17 July close at 4pm, 6 August, 2021. Further information can be found at http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/macd

  • Accessible event: Explore veggie verge gardens for National Science Week

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    Come along and learn how to turn your verge into a healthy veggie garden as we team up with Switch Your Thinking and Robyn Brown from Waste Is My Resource to celebrate National Science Week.

    This Veggie Verge Garden event will help you discover how to get your own roadside cabbage patch thriving, while demonstrating how to fit with your Council’s verge rules.

    This is an accessible and inclusive event, with an Auslan interpreter available upon request.

    If you require an Auslan interpreter, please email mail@switchyourthinking.com

    The venue is also wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilet and parking facilities.

    Wednesday, 18 August 2021

    6pm – 7.30pm

    Bill Hicks Hall, Portwine Avenue, Byford

    For further information >> https://www.switchyourthinking.com/whats-on/national-science-week-veggie-verge-garden-byford/

  • Changes to ACROD Parking Permit Program

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    On Thursday 1 July, the ACROD Parking Program Permit eligibility criteria is expanded to include people who are legally blind. Hear from Zel Iscel, Dr Siyat Abdi, Greg Madson and Erika Webb as they discuss how the change will impact their day-to-day lives via the link below:

    Watch the video

    To apply for an ACROD Permit, visit http://acrod.org.au

    Please ensure you follow the steps on the ACROD website to complete the form and attach a relevant supporting document.

    For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the ACROD Parking Program on 9242 5544 or at acrod@nds.org.au

    Audio Description of Video:
    https://youtu.be/5svQ6bUMlBs

  • This Bay Is Someone’s Day

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    We’ve refreshed the ACROD parking bays at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre (YMCA).

    Our Civil Maintenance Team recently carried out the line-marking for the bays, which has been a focus of the Shire’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Group to improve accessibility to all businesses and venues throughout the region.

    The Shire is also a partner of the This Bay Is Someone’s Day campaign, which aims to reduce the misuse of ACROD parking bays.

    Visit This Bay Is Someone’s Day to learn more about the campaign.

Page last updated: 15 October 2021, 11:27