We are committed to assisting people with disability in Darebin, and increasing their representation and participation in the community.
Some current community capacity building programs and opportunities for people with disability to get involved include:
- Changing Places
The Darebin City Council Plan 2017 -2021 includes a commitment to build four Changing Places in Darebin over the next four years.
Changing Places toilets are designed for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Each changing place facility has:
- a height adjustable, adult-sized changing bench;
- a tracking hoist system;
- space for two or more people; and
- is a safer and cleaner environment than using the floor of other public restrooms
How do I get involved?
We are seeking feedback from the community about the need for Changing Places, and where in Darebin would it be useful to have changing places?
Please complete the online Changing Places survey or download a hard copy or contact Katherine Kiley to be sent a copy - 8470 8315 / Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships (SLRR) Program
- Bandmates Victoria
Come together with other people with an intellectual disability (over 18 years old) to talk about your rights and share ways to have good relationships.
In a series of 4 workshops you will talk about:
- Relationships and sexuality
- About rights and being safe
- About respectful relationships and
- Where to get more information about sexual health and relationships
When: Mondays from 4pm – 6pm (August 28th, September 4th, 11th and 18th)
Where: Northcote Town Hall
Support to participate: If you require any support to participate please let Christine or Nadia know.
Cost: FREE but RSVP is essential
To get involved: make contact by Wednesday 23rd August to either
Christine Mulholland, Darebin Council, Phone: 03 8470 8368 / Email: email@example.com OR
Nadia Mattiazzo, Yarra Council, Phone: 9205 5414 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bandmates is a program that matches volunteers with people over 18 with disability or mental health issues, to go out to live music.
- Are you a young person over 18 with a disability or mental health issue that wants to see live music?
- Want to meet a person who has the same musical interest as you?
- Bandmates will meet and talk with you and match you with a volunteer of your choice
To get involved:
contact the Bandmates Victoria Officer, Sara Franzoni, Maribyrnong City Council on 0437 161 061, email email@example.com
Bandmates Victoria Social Event:
Come along to the Bandmates Victoria Social Event, with great live music, snacks provided, and drinks available at bar prices. Meet and greet other bandmates and volunteers!
When: Saturday 16 September, 5pm - 8pm
Where: Loop Project Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, 3000
Cost: FREE but RSVP is essential online or contact Sara Franzoni, Maribyrnong City Council on 0437 161 061 / email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Enabling Women Leadership Program
Enabling Women is a community leadership program targeting women with disabilities to have a voice about issues that relate to them and other women with disabilities. The Program empowers women to build upon their advocacy skills and voice to advocate for themselves and others. It has a focus on natural leadership, building self-confidence and discusses ways to contribute to the local community as a woman with a disability. The program has come to the inner north Melbourne metropolitan area with the collective support and enthusiasm of Darebin City Council, City of Yarra and Moreland City Council, Women’s Health in the North in partnership with Women with Disabilities Victoria.
- Darebin Disability Advisory Committee
The Darebin Access and Inclusion Plan 2015-2019 is monitored by the Darebin Disability Advisory Committee (DDAC). The Committee advises Council on issues relating to access and inclusion for people with a disability. The Committee is chaired by a Councillor and made up of community representatives with a disability, carers, local service providers and relevant Council staff.
Ph: 03 8470 8315