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Community Access & Inclusion

Community Access & Inclusion aims to help people feel valued and provides opportunities to participate in their community.

It is about connecting with local communities, work mates, family and friends to build relationships and networks, addressing isolation and promoting social inclusion.

Disability Action Plan

The goal of the Latrobe City Disability Action Plan 2018-2021 is to ensure people with a disability have equitable access to infrastructure and services provided by Latrobe City, in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Each year we hold a community consultation to identify ways to improve the liveability of Latrobe City for people with a disability.   This consultation includes people with a disability and representatives from disability organisations.  Issues and possible actions identified are investigated and inform the development of Latrobe City’s annual Disability Action Plan.

Review the Latrobe Disability Action Plan 2018-2021, the Disability Action Plan - year three priorities 2020-2021, or the Easy English Latrobe Disability Action Plan 2018-2021.

Active & Liveable Communities

The Latrobe City Active & Liveable Communities team plays a vital role in the local community to respond to key issues identified by people with disabilities and their families. It draws on a broad range of resources to enable people with a disability to be included in the life of the community by:

  • Helping people and organisations to work together more effectively
  • Improving community understanding about the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities
  • Working with community organisations to develop policies and practices which are inclusive of people with disabilities
  • Developing and implementing projects which respond to needs and community priorities
  • Including the needs of people with a disability in future community planning
  • Supporting service providers to assist people with disability to live the sort of life they choose
  • Working out easy ways for people to access the information they need about services, community activities and issues.

Handy e-brochures

Accessible Gippsland - Inspiring Visitor Experiences(PDF, 5MB)

Gippsland boasts a diverse range of accessible visitor experiences that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all ages and abilities, people with a disability, seniors and parents with young children.

The ‘tradies’ and renovators guide to good access

This booklet is for renovators, builders and developers. It provides practical information about how access improvements to the built environment can meet the varying access needs of people

Mobility Maps

Mobility maps provide residents and visitors with information regarding safe and accessible pedestrian routes and the range of accessible facilities available within our region.

Recharge Points

A Recharge Point is a place where people can go to recharge their mobility scooter or motorised wheelchair when they are out in the community. People can recharge their battery when it is low and get home safely. The Recharge Scheme is a national scheme and you can find recharge points across Australia.

Related Links

Related Documents

Useful Contacts & Information

ADVOCACY & PEER SUPPORT

Gippsland Disability Advocacy - www.gdai.com.au / 03 5175 0444

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disabilitywww.valid.org.au / 1800 655 570

Self-Advocacy Resource Unitwww.saru.net.au / 03 9639 6856

Positive Powerful Parentswww.positivepowerfulparents.com.au / 03 9639 9106 

Youth Disability Advocacy - www.yacvic.org.au/ydas

CHILDREN

Association of Children with Disability - www.acd.org.au / 1800 654 013

Noah’s Arkwww.noahsarkinc.org.au / 1800 819 140

Early Childhood Early Intervention - www.linkhc.org.au / 1800 546 532

CARERS

Carer Gateway - www.carergateway.gov.au / 1800 422 737

Gippsland Carerswww.gippslandcarers.org / 03 5133 3343

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

Gippsland Latrobe Aboriginal Advocacy & Support – www.glass.com.au / 0481 728 470

First Peoples Disability Network Australia – www.fpdn.org.au 

MULTICULTURAL

Gippsland Multicultural Service - www.gms.org.au

ONLINE

Disability Gateway – providing information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need. www.disabilitygateway.gov.au

Women with Disabilities Victoria – empowering women www.wdv.org.au

Disability Australia Hub - www.disabilityaustraliahub.com.au

People with Disability Australiawww.pwd.org.au

TRANSPORT & GETTING ABOUT

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) - covers some of the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians when they must travel more than 100 kms one way for specialist medical treatment Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) - health.vic

Access Ability Australia – access keys www.accessabilityaustralia.com

Changing Places - www.changingplaces.org.au

Travellers Aid - www.travellersaid.org.au

Travel assistance for people with a disability - Better Health Channel

FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault - www.gcasa.org.au / 03 5134 3922 / 1800 806 292

Orange Door - www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au / 1800 319 354

Support for People with Disabilities – Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

VISION:

Vision Australia - www.visionaustralia.org

Guide Dogs - www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au

Blind Citizens Australia - www.bca.org.au

HEARING:

Deaf Victoria - www.deafvictoria.org.au

Expression Australia - www.expression.com.au

NON NEUROTYPICAL:

AMAZE- www.amaze.org.au

Aspergers Victoria - www.aspergersvic.org.au

Brain Injury Australia - www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au

Downs Syndrome Australia - www.downsyndrome.org.au

MENTAL HEALTH:

Barrier Breakerswww.barrierbreakers.org.au / 03 5174 4588

Within Australiawww.withinaustralia.org.au / 1300 737 412

MIND Australia - www.mindaustralia.org.au / 1300 286 463

OTHER RESOURCES:

Job Access - www.jobaccess.gov.au

Australian Network on Disabilitywww.and.org.au

NDIS - www.ndis.gov.au

NDIS Service Providers: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/working-providers/find-registered-provider/provider-finder

LCHS (NDIS Local Area Coordinator) - www.lchs.com.au

Department of Health & Human Services - www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/disability

 

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