Access and inclusion in Stonnington

News | 27 March 2019

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Reflecting our commitment to an inclusive, healthy, creative, sustainable and smart community, East Ward Councillor Glen Atwell is proud of the programs and services Council provide to support residents through all life stages.

“For children and families we offer five maternal and child health centres, three early years service centres (child care), playgroups, immunisations and an incredible youth services program at The Hub in Prahran,” said Cr Atwell.

The maternal and child health program is highly valued by new families. Last financial year alone we issued 1,085 birth notifications informing families of our services.

“At the other end of the life cycle, we provide a range of services to keep older people healthy, active and connected to their community, and to support people to stay living in their homes as they age.”

Around 18,000 passengers used our community transport service last financial year to go shopping, attend appointments or community activities.

“As Chair of the Access Stonnington Committee, I’m proud of the ‘whole-of-Council’ approach to promoting wellbeing, safety, social independence and inclusion for people with disability and their families and carers.”

Council has a dedicated NDIS transition officer who offers information and assistance to people, families and carers adjusting to the new system.

“We’re also committed to accessibility at Council facilities, including the inclusion of a Changing Places facility at Cato Square and improving accessible play offerings such as the new basket swing and rubber matting at Waverley Oval in Malvern East.”

To speak to the NDIS Transition Officer, call 8290 1333.