People with disability

1. Overview

The Town of Cambridge is committed to creating a sense of belonging for all community members, including people with disability, their families and carers.

The Town is working to ensure people with disability have improved access and inclusion to quality services and facilities and will continue to implement the actions in our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2015–18(PDF, 2MB) to achieve this. 

2. Sportslink

Sport and recreation is a positive part of all of our lives and the Town supports programs which allow people with disability to get involved. Sportslink is a program that aims to develop motor skills and confidence of school-aged children with disabilities, so they can enjoy group sports.

Developed by Inclusion WA, children work with coaches in a positive environment to learn new skills, build friendships and have fun! 

All participants need to do is bring a water bottle and wear suitable clothing and shoes.

 Sportslink locations
Subiaco Sportslink 

Subiaco PCYC
450 Rokeby Road, Subiaco 

Thursdays
4pm to 5pm 

Leslie Howe
9388 2053

Email 

Presbyterian Ladies College 

PLC Senior School Gym
14 McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove 

Wednesdays
4pm to 5pm 

9424 6530 
Morley Sportslink  

Morley YMCA Sport and Recreation Centre
Wellington Street, Morley 

Thursdays
3.45pm to 4.30pm  

Beth Macer
9375 3529

Email  

Kingsway Sportslink  

Kingsway Indoor Stadium
Kingsway Road, Madeley 

Mondays
4pm to 5pm 

 9408 1920
Kwinana Sportslink  

Kwinana Recquatic Centre
Gilmore Avenue, Kwinana 

Monday (once a month)
4pm to 5pm 

Donna Howaston
9236 4700

Email

3. Home and Community Care Services 

We offer programs, services and social opportunities to eligible people (people with disability and seniors) to help them remain independent plus be active and engaged in their local community.

Programs & services
  • Day clubs
  • Domestic Assistance Program
  • Personal Care, Social Support and Home Respite programs
  • Wembley Community Centre seniors activities

To find out more contact Cambridge Senior Services on 9387 9100.

4. Make your business accessible 

Did you know that one in five people in the Town of Cambridge have access requirements? This includes parents with prams, people with English as a second language, seniors with gophers and people in wheelchairs.

People with access requirements could be your customers so it is important you consider how they can access your business.      

We are committed to working with our local businesses to improve access and inclusion and our Good Business Access Guide(PDF, 141KB) is a step-by-step guide to help achieve this.

Rewarding good business

Would you like to be recognised as a Good Access Business? Have your business assessed by the Town of Cambridge and, if it meets access requirements, we will give you with a window sticker to clearly identify you as an accessible business.

To learn more contact the Community Development team on 9347 6000.   

5. Individual Disability Advocacy Service

Sussex Street Community Law Service provides an advocacy service to people with disability, their family and carers.

In partnership with UnitingCare West, Sussex Street is an independent, free and confidential advocacy service to people living in the Town of Cambridge.

The service is supported by the Town of Cambridge and delivered at the Wembley Community Centre.

For more information please visit the Sussex Street website.

6. Access to Town facilities 

Cambridge Library

Cambridge Library is fully accessible for visitors with wheelchairs, gophers or prams. Our extensive library collection also houses many large print and audio books including some on the Town's local history.

The library offers a home delivery service to members who are unable to access the library due to disability or illness, or to a carer who needs assistance.

Visit the Library

No 86 Youth Centre 

Number 86 Youth Centre is a safe, inclusive drop-in place for all local young people aged 12 to 25 years. Staffed by a team of highly-trained and motivated youth workers our focus is on developing opportunities for innovative, safe, youth-oriented recreation, leisure and cultural activities.

Visit the Youth Centre 

Bold Park Aquatic 

Bold Park Aquatic is an accessible and inclusive aquatic centre, designed for people of all abilities.

Whether you're recovering from injury, are interested in active ageing, or are a person with a permanent disability our facilities and programs offer something for everyone.

Visit Bold Park Aquatic

7. National Disability Insurance Scheme

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a new way of delivering funding, which makes sure that you, the person living with disability, receives the right funding to get the supports and services important to you. 

Even though the NDIS is a national system, the WA NDIS is slightly different. The WA-system still adheres to the 11 key principles of the NDIS but will be delivered locally in Western Australia, not in the Eastern States. 

This will aim to give WA residents the chance to benefit from the best bits of the national system, while still dealing with Local Coordinators based in their community. 

You can find out more about the WA NDIS via the Disability Services Commission (DSC) website here

8. Give us your feedback

Help us improve access and inclusion across the Town of Cambridge by sharing your feedback and ideas on ways we can improve.

Provide your feedback here