Access and Inclusion Advisory Group

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The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is 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 us in this area, we have developed an Access and Inclusion Advisory Group made up of Councillors, businesses representatives and community members passionate about delivering better outcomes in the space.

We have also recently launched our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2023 - 2028.

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

The group also supports the Shire to form positive community partnerships and achieve the objectives 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 your 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.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is 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 us in this area, we have developed an Access and Inclusion Advisory Group made up of Councillors, businesses representatives and community members passionate about delivering better outcomes in the space.

We have also recently launched our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2023 - 2028.

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

The group also supports the Shire to form positive community partnerships and achieve the objectives 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 your 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.

  • Come and try Winter Multi Sports

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    Hi, Welcome to the Big Weekend of Inclusion.


    Sensory, Blind & Mobility Inclusion Try Sport Day

    Come and Try Winter Multi Sports

    1pm – 3pm This Saturday 20th April

    At Armadale Arena, 4 Townley St, Armadale.

    Hosted by; BlindSportWA – Kelmscott Bulldogs All Abilities – City of Armadale

    Further Information


    Kelmscott Bulldogs Integrated All Abilities Football

    Round 1 – 4:30pm Saturday Home Game

    4:30pm This Saturday 20th April

    At John Dunn Memorial Park.

    Further information


    Sensory & Mobility Inclusion Try Sport Day

    Saturday 20th April - 1pm at ARMADALE ARENA

    Winter Multi-Sports and Afternoon Tea!

    🌟 Get ready for an exciting winter of inclusive sports in Armadale, south-east of Perth! Discover AFL, Soccer, and Goalball at Blind Sports WA's "Come and Try" event.

    💪Prepare for the upcoming seasons with thrilling demos and skill-building opportunities. All fitness levels and vision impairments welcome! We're dedicated to making sports accessible to everyone!

    Looking for a new adventure? Find your sport with us!

    It's not just about playing—it's about finding your passion and connecting with an amazing community. 🌟

    After the sports session, join us for a delicious afternoon tea and an info session on inclusive sports.

    Don't miss out!

    Connect with like-minded individuals and unleash the power of inclusive sports.

    Join our FREE event; equipment provided,
    Just wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle. 💫

    Time | 1pm - 3pm, followed by Afternoon Tea Social.

    Location | Armadale Arena, 4 Townley Street, Armadale

    Who | ALL ages and Abilities welcome

    Don't miss out, register



  • Youth Fest 2024: Social Story

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    This is a three-hour full of fun youth festival for our young people. Youth Fest 2024 - Unleash the Vibes!

    This social story is for people attending the Youth Fest at Briggs Park Pavilion and Oval on Friday the 12th of April 2024 from 12pm till 3pm for ages 12 to 17.

    Youth Fest is a three-hour long event run for the young people of the Serpentine Jarrahdale shire. You do not have to come for the full three hours; it is ok to come late or leave early.

    It is run by the Shire’s youth team and there will be other service providers here sharing information. There will be games, inflatable fun, and live music throughout the event with some free pizza for lunch!

    Where:
    The Youth Fest event will be at the Briggs Park Pavilion and Oval. The address is 38 Mead Street Byford.

    You can access the parking from Mead Street or Gordin Way.

    This is a photograph of the entrance from Mead Street.


    This is a photograph of the entrance from Gordin Way.


    Parking:There are two ACROD parking bays across from the entrance.

    There is more parking at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Recreation Center carpark, the entrance is from Mead Street.


    Entrance:

    All visitors can enter through main entrance. The surface is flat. The doors will be kept open, it is appropriate for walking sticks, and guide dogs. However not appropriate for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

    This is a photo of the of the entrance to the venue.


    Welcoming table:
    There will be a welcoming table inside the entrance. A volunteer from the Shire will check you in at the desk inside the entrance.

    This is a photo of what the Shire volunteers will be wearing on the day. They can assist you throughout the day.

    You may be given a wrist band or sticker to show you have purchased a ticket to the event. This means you can get a free item from the food vans.


    Food and drink:
    There is limited free options for those who have registered, otherwise you may purchase from the food vans.

    The following images are the food vans that will be there on the day of Youth Fest.


    Music:

    There will be a DJ playing music inside the venue as well as live music played outside the venue. Some people may choose to dance to the music. You don’t have to dance.


    No strobe lights will be used at the Youth Fest event. This is a photograph of where the DJ, and dance group will be!


    Toilets:

    Toilets are located on the right-hand side of the entrance of the venue. Please note that the toilet facilities are not accessible for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There is also a slope going into the toilets – if needed find a volunteer to show you to toilet facilities with a flat surface.

    Quiet space and headphones:
    There is a quieter space if you need a break. There are bean bags for you to relax with friends. This is a picture of a Volunteer enjoying the Chill Out Space Beanbags.

    There are also noise-cancelling headphones for you to borrow. You can find them in the bucket near the check in desk at the entrance.

    This is a picture of the noise-cancelling headphones.


    Photography:
    There will be people taking photos at the Youth Fest event.

    If you don’t want to have your photo taken, please let someone know at the check in desk in the Youth Fest venue and you will be given a YELLOW wristband.

    We will ask for your permission to use the photos taken for Youth Fest advertising or marketing. If you give your permission but then change your mind later, you can let us know and we can withdraw it.

    We can’t wait to see you there!

  • Starkick Centrals: Come and Try Day - Byford

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    All abilities welcome!

    Date: Friday 19 April 2024

    Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm

    Location: Briggs Park Upper Oval

    Who: All abilities!

    Come and try out this exceptional program - Starkick-Mundijong Centrals Come and Try night on Friday, April 19th, 2024, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm? For additional details, please reach out to us via email at starkick@mcjfc.com.au. Plus, we'll be hosting a sausage sizzle!
    For further information

  • Adams House

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    ADAMS HOUSE

    Brookdale

    Adams House is a family based service for Adults with Special Needs, where we aim to improve Adult Daily Living skills in a suburban family home environment.


    Adams House is open for Adults with Special Needs who are Plan Managed or Self Managed NDIS Clients.

    ADAMS HOUSE IS NOW ABLE TO OFFER SHORT TERM OR MEDIUM TERM SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS.

    PLEASE CONTACT TRACEY ON 0498 277 371 TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS FURTHER.

    Adams House is a family based service for Adults with Special Needs, where we aim to improve Adult Daily Living skills in a suburban family home environment.

    Our programs are designed for Special Needs Adults hoping to commence living independently or for those who already do and are looking for continued Adult Daily Living skill development.

    Our goal is to ensure our clients can build their Adult Daily Living skills, to promote independence and help to ensure they can have a good life. We achieve this through thoughtful daily activities that can be tailored to the individual.

    We are keen to be flexible and adapt our approach to help meet goals and deliver what is suggested in individualised plans.

    We want to be collegial and work in with the wider team and are happy to help implement therapeutic strategies and work closely with clinicians. We also have a dedicated private room available to assist in this regard.

    We understand from lived experience, the NDIS always wants evidence highlighting abilities and needs, we are happy to add to this where appropriate.

    We believe in being person centered, and the right to choice and control, we will take time to ensure our service is right for you, and we can help you work towards the goals that are important to you.

    Adams House is a suburban home located in Brookdale. A typical day at Adam's House will involve a lot of fun while developing Adult Daily Living skills.

    Participants will learn to cook basic meals, bring laundry to do, grow vegetables, feed chickens and collect eggs all within a social environment with other participants.

    All general household chores are covered with many scheduled breaks for fun and rest time.

    Our programs are designed to assist participants in achieving their NDIS goals and outcomes including:

    • Development of Daily Living and Life Skills;

    • Community Participation Activities;

    • Individual Social Skills Development; and

    • Community Engagement Assistance.

    Adams House also includes rooms dedicated to Arts and Craft Activities, Pottery Wheel, Exercise Equipment, Television, Quiet Spaces with a private room available for individual therapist and other specialist appointments.

    Adams House and our participants are managed by Jason and Tracey, who are proud parents of five adult children, including one with Special Needs. Tracey is an Enrolled Nurse and we both have National Police and Working with Children Clearances. We have completed the NDIS Worker Screening Check.

    For further information visit the Adams House website

    or contact Jason or Tracey directly at flynncarrington@bigpond.com or on 0498 277 371.

  • Barefoot Bowls in Byford

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    The Byford and Districts Country Club have teamed up with the wonderful people at "HALO - Home and Lifestyle Options" to bring you our very first All-Abilities Barefoot Bowls session.

    This free event is taking place on Wednesday, 24th April 2024 from 5pm. We're even throwing in a free sausage sizzle to sweeten the deal!


    This event is open to all NDIS participants - you do not have to be a Halo client to attend, so we'd love for you to join us.

    Registrations are mandatory, as it's capped at 50 people. To book, please contact the Halo team (Beth or Natasha) on 9498 4800.

    Further information


  • Lunchtime Conversation #008 - Sharing Homes

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    A free online event for people with a disability, their families & supporters.

    Join us for this conversation about Sharing Homes.


    Thursday 4 April 2024 ***Registrations close Wednesday 3rd April at 5:00pm (AEDT**)

    9:30 - 11:15am AWT

    Hosted by Rights and Inclusion Australia

    We will cover home-share arrangements, tenancy law and other aspects of sharing homes.

    This session will also provide an opportunitiy to hear about findings from the ‘Reimagining Shared Housing and Living’ project of the Summer Foundation and Housing Hub.

    Presenters

    The following confirmed, with more details to follow

    RSVP HERE

  • Nothing Without Us! Self-Advocacy Podcast

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    Join youth advocates Saskia, Anneke, Georgia, Isabella, and Ez as they unveil the realities of growing up with unique challenges stemming from health barriers and social exclusion.

    The vibrant team from YDAN navigates poignant discussions on self-advocacy, sharing not just stories but also lessons learned from their own personal journeys. In each episode, they uncover ways to triumph over adversities, fostering a community that champions understanding and empowerment. Tune in to be inspired, to reflect, and to find camaraderie in the face of life’s hurdles.


    Listen here

  • Lunchtime Conversation - Individualised Living Options

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    Online Event - Thursday 21 March 2024

    Time: 9:30 - 10:45 (WA)


    Register here


    Overview

    Join us for this conversation about Individualised Living Options (ILOs).

    We will cover the following:

    What ILOs are and are not

    • for NDIS participants
    • for others who may not have a NDIS plan.

    Eligibility and what funding supports are provided for NDIS participants.

    Overview of the ILO toolkit - practical tips and tools to support NDIS ILO design and package application.

    Presenters

    Ed Duncan & Shane Stewart - Home & Living team (National Disability Insurance Agency)

    Magdalena Garcia Flynn - Empowered Connections, Western Australia (allied to Valued Lives).

    Facilitator

    Michael Bleasdale - Rights & Inclusion Australia.

  • Easy Beatz is back!

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    Easy Beatz Disco is an over 18’s event that provides a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for people with a disability, who want to make social connections within the community. During the event, attendees will be encouraged to make friends, enjoy a meal and check out our live DJ spinning the decks from 6pm.

    This is a completely free event but registration is mandatory.

    Support workers and carers are welcome (but please register your details via the ticket link). The Byford & Districts Country Club is fully wheelchair accessible. If the music gets too overwhelming or the dancing gets all too much, we have a large outdoor area for people to cool down and relax. Quiet rooms also available. No strobe lighting will be used.

    Facebook Event Link

    Ticket booking

  • Webinar Invite: A guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

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    You're invited to join our upcoming webinar:

    Unlocking independence: A guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

    Thursday 14th March 2024, 12:30pm AEDT / 9:30am AWST


    Join us for our upcoming webinar to gain an understanding of Specialist Disability Accommodation presented in collaboration with leading NDIS Accommodation Providers, Sana Living.


    This webinar is ideal for NDIS Support Coordinators wanting to enhance their ability to support participants, with extreme functional impairment or high physical support needs, in navigating their housing options.


    During this session we’ll focus on the following key areas:

    • Understanding SDA: Gain a comprehensive understanding of Specialist Disability Accommodation including the types, eligibility criteria and funding options available.
    • SDA design standards: Explore how innovative design concepts are used to tailor living spaces for diverse needs, ensuring accessibility and comfort for individuals with disabilities.
    • Navigating the SDA process: Learn the ins and outs of the SDA process, from applying for funding to getting assessments, finding vacancies, and signing lease agreements.
    • Choosing a provider: Discover essential considerations when selecting an SDA provider to ensure they align with the specific needs and preferences of your participants.
    • Open discussion: Engage with our experts during a Q&A session, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss best practices, challenges and future trends in SDA.


    REGISTER NOW

    P.S. If you can't attend you should still register. We'll send the recording out to all registrants after the event.

    If you have any questions we are here to help, email us at engagement@myintegra.com.au or call our dedicated Support Coordinator line 1300 769 608.

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