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.

  • Call for Expressions of Interest to join the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group

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    Are you passionate about Access and Inclusion in the Shire, do you want to develop your advisory skills and make a difference at a grassroots community level?

    The Shire is seeking to appoint one additional member to the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group. Members must have a direct interest or lived experience related to access and inclusion.

    Enquiries to Lisa Ingram on
    9526 1356.

    How to apply?

    Additional information, Nomination Forms and Terms of Reference can be found on the Shire’s website www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/caag forms are also available under the documents section of this page.

    Nominations can be sent to info@sjshire.wa.gov.au or by mail to Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 6 Paterson Street, Mundijong 6123, by 5pm Friday 17 June 2022.

  • Disability and Inclusion in Community Sport : Clubs for All Workshop

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    Please be advised that this workshop has been postponed due to low registrations, an alternate date will be advertised once available.

    The Shire have engaged Michelle Wong from Bust-a-Burpee to present her Disability and Inclusion in Community Support Workshop as a part of the Clubs for All series.

    This workshop is designed to develop the skills of coaches, officials, and committee members to better their practices when working with individuals with a disability and be as inclusive as possible

    The program is designed to give you ideas on how to create an inclusive physical activity program for all.

    It will compliment your sport whilst engaging a wider membership base.

    Registrations are essential book here
    Tuesday 24 May 2022
    Arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm start. Workshops will finish at 8pm
    Briggs Park Pavilion, Mead Street, Byford

    For more information contact Bailey Kentish Community Activation Officer – Sport and Recreation: 9526 1182 or email bkentish@sjshire.wa.gov.au

    The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and the Clubs for All program. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.book here

  • Is There a Better Way - training opportunity for Families

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    Is There a Better Way (ITaBW) have another round of their online program for FAMILIES and their Support Workers scheduled to commence on the 13th June 2022.

    This 12-week program is just one way you can join them to explore and add to your understanding of why people experience stress or dysregulation which can lead to them showing us that they need support. Some of these ways can at times be of a concern or challenge our thinking about how to support them well. This program helps in understanding people's needs and how to support them and yourself to lead the best life possible.

    What does the program look like?

    • 12 weeks of self-paced and guided learning in an online format
    • Access to 6 chapters of information equivalent to around 11 hours of learning for 12 months
    • 4 group zoom sessions where we can personally connect and explore your individual needs
    • Program booklet
    • Access to other resources and tools you can use in your planning and support in an ongoing way

    The cost of the program is $595 for a family or professional and $50 per support worker who attends with a family member.

    This program is aimed at family members, and as such, they have priority for enrolments. The program may be funded through your NDIS plan, but if not, and access is prohibitive because of cost, we encourage you to contact ITaBW to discuss options.

    Courses are capped at smaller groups of participants so they can connect on a more personal level with participants in coaching sessions. The next program will be starting soon, so get in quick to register your interest! But don’t worry, the program is run across the year. If you miss out this time around, they will let you know when the next one will start following your expression of interest. Once you've registered your interest, you will be contacted with some more details about the course and the link to enrol.

    Register here

    For more information visit the website https://itabw.org.au/

  • Have your say: Department of Communities Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022-2027

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    The Department of Communities (Communities) is seeking the views of Western Australians on its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2022-2027.

    Your feedback will help Communities to finalise the plan, which undertook previous consultation with the community and agency staff.

    Communities DAIP 2022-2027 is strongly aligned to the principles of A Western Australia for Everyone: State Disability Strategy 2020-2030, that aims to work towards a fully inclusive and accessible community.

    This five-year DAIP will guide Communities to improve practice and policy focused on people with disability. It will also outline the actions, timeframes and responsibilities to be able to achieve set goals.

    A final draft of the DAIP 2022-2027 is located on their website in PDF, Word and Easy Read formats, and is open for feedback.

    How to provide feedback

    Comment is accepted in the following ways:

    Virtual meetings (video chats) are also available. This is by appointment only. Please email DAIPfeedback@communities.wa.gov.au to arrange.

    All submissions are due by 11pm Sunday, 8 May 2022.

    Feedback can be emailed to DAIPfeedback@communities.wa.gov.au, or sent in by post:

    Department of Communities – Office of Disability (DAIP feedback)
    Locked Bag 5000
    Fremantle WA 6959

    What they want to know

    They’re interested in your feedback about the strategies included in this draft DAIP.

    You can give them your feedback about the DAIP overall. Or you may wish to give feedback on the strategies in each of the pillars, or just some of the pillars. Whatever you prefer.

    Who they want to hear from

    Communities wants to hear from all Western Australians who would like to contribute.

    They would particularly value feedback from:

    • people with lived experience, including people with disability or family members, carers or guardians of people with disability
    • advocacy or representative groups
    • other interested individuals, representatives or organisations.

    Confidentiality

    Feedback received through submissions, letters and emails may be made publicly available online (via WA.gov.au) or may be quoted in reports and publications produced by Communities.

    If you prefer your name to remain confidential, please tell them that in your feedback. Please note however that feedback provided to Communities can be subject to freedom of information requests, so please do not include any personal or confidential information about yourself that you do not wish to become available to the public.

  • Election Participation & Disability Webinar

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    People With disability Australia are hosting an Election Participation & Disability Webinar

    When: Tuesday 26 April, 4pm-5pm
    Where: Zoom link sent following registration
    Register here Please register by 1pm 26 April 2022.
    Find out about:
    • The election and voting process
    • The voting rights of people with disability
    • How to vote and how to access support to assist with voting
    • How to access information about commitments that candidates and parties are making in relation to people with disability.


    During the webinar, a panel of senior members from People With Disabilities Australia and the Australian Electoral Commission will present information and take questions from attendees.

    Please note this is a non-partisan event and will not include a discussion of any policy issues or any specific commitments being made by any candidates or political parties.

    Access
    This event will have live captioning and Auslan interpretation. Attendees can advise of other access requirements when registering.

    Please direct all enquiries to
    Lindsey Woollard, PWDA Communications, Development & Engagement Specialist
    lindseyw@pwd.org.au or 0490 391 608
  • Membership applications are open for the Disability Services Commission Board

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    The Department of Communities invites you to apply now for membership to the Disability Services Commission Board.

    If you are interested in an opportunity to promote and advocate better life outcomes and experiences for people with disability, we want to hear from you.

    Applications are invited from people with disability, family members/carers, advocates and others with knowledge and expertise of disability.

    Email Boards_Committees@communities.wa.gov.au for an application pack.

    Submissions close at 4:00pm on Saturday, 16 April 2022

  • Have your say on the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

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    Community consultation on Stage 2 reforms of the Transport Standards now open!

    Consultation on Stage 2 reforms of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) is now open from 15 March 2022 to 9 August 2022.

    Stage 2 reforms of the Transport Standards includes 54 reform areas, detailed in 61 chapters in the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation (located in the documents section).

    You can find additional information including in other languages here: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure-transport-vehicles/transport-accessibility/reform-transport-standards/stage-2-reforms

    “Tell your story” through the online surveys, in writing, by video or by audio recording via email, by telephone or by taking part in one of the public consultations held across the country, details on how can be found here: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/have-your-say/stage-2-reform-disability-standards-accessible-public-transport-2002

    The Department has also arranged free public viewing access to referenced Australian Standards listed in the Consultation RIS. This will be made available by Standards Australia to ensure the broader community has an opportunity to review the standards as part of the consultation process. The standards will be available to view during the following dates:

    • Tuesday 19 April to Friday 20 May 2022 (5 weeks)
    • Tuesday 7 June to Tuesday 9 August 2022 (9 weeks)

    If you have any queries on Stage 2 reforms, would like to assist the Department to promote the CRIS or want more info on how use the attached stakeholder pack please contact us on 1800 621 372 or email DisabilityTransport@infrastructure.gov.au

  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plans: Minister's Progress Report 2020-21

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    The recent Minister’s DAIP Report, tabled in Parliament late last year, is now available at https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2022-01/DAIP-Progress-Report-2020-21.pdf

    The progress reports submitted by all public authorities small and large, metro, regional and remote last year, including by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, have been used to inform the report.

    The passion, creativity and dedication of individuals across authorities whose contributions have made their organisations and communities more welcoming, accessible and inclusive is recognised by the Minister and the Department of Communities.

  • National Disability Services Information Sessions

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    The National Disability Services administers the ACROD Parking Program, the Companion Card Program and the distribution of Changing Places keys to eligible Western Australians on behalf of the WA State Government.

    To ensure as many people as possible are aware of the services and the eligibility criteria, we are offering free information sessions throughout February for people who may be directly eligible for one or more of the services.

    Due to the current COVID mandates, these sessions will be offered online via Microsoft Teams.

    Community Presentation

    Community Presentation - NDS ACROD CC and MLAK hosted online, running between 1st and 28th of February
    Book here

    Sessions are also available for Allied health practitioners who may be referring their customers.

    Allied Health Practitioners Presentation

    Allied Health Presentation - NDS ACROD CC and MLAK hosted online, running between 3rd and 24th of February
    Book here

  • Every Kid in a Park

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    Are you a Parent or Guardian of a child with a disability?
    Or passionate about inclusive play?

    Nature Play WA is partnering with Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Australia on a brand new project – Every Kid in a Park - to ensure kids and families of all abilities are able to enjoy and access national parks and outdoor areas.

    So, whether you love bushwalking, camping, picnicking or just spending time outdoors – we want to hear from you. By sharing your feedback and experiences, together we can ensure that all kids and families are able to better access and embrace everything the outdoors has to offer!


    Take the survey now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EKIP

    Survey closes 14 January 2022

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