Access and Inclusion
The Town of Cambridge is committed to providing accessible services to facilitate quality lifestyles for people with disability. Download the current Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) below.
2015 Disabilty Access and Inclusion Plan
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2015 - 2018 Summary booklet
Access and Services
Cambridge has implemented a range of programs and initiatives catering to people with access and inclusion issues.
View the range of program services available
You're Welcome WA
As part of the Town's Access and Inclusion strategy Cambridge has collated all essential access information, about the Town's facilities, on the You're Welcome Access WA website.
The Disability Services Commission developed the site to help people with disabilities check how accessible places are before deciding to use the service or business.
You're Welcome WA aims to assist people with disabilities to access community life by:
providing detailed and accurate information about the accessibility of facilities and services; and
encouraging businesses and community organisations to make their services and facilities more accessible.
You simply select the suburb and the facility type you're after to get a list of accessible places in that area. A run-down of essential information is provided along with helpful images.
Good Business Access Guide
The 'Good Business Access Guide' is a step-by-step guide helping to improve your current trade practices relating to access and inclusion and how your business can be recognised as a 'Good Access Business' in the community.
Recognised businesses will be provided with a window sticker to clearly identify them as an ' Accessible Business'. Download the Good Business Access Guide here.
Local Area Co-ordinators
The Disability Services Commission’s Local Area Coordination program has been supporting West Australians with disability since 1988. Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are based throughout the State and with local knowledge help people advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services they need to live a good life. LACs work with family members and others involved in supporting people with disability, helping them to further strengthen their caring role.
In addition, LACs work to help make local communities more inclusive and welcoming. This is achieved through education, advocacy and partnerships with local community members, businesses, government and non-government organisations.
LAC support is available to people with intellectual, physical, sensory, neurological and/or cognitive disabilities who are under the age of 65 at the time they apply.
For more information about LAC's who work in Town of Cambridge please visit this website.
Local Area Coordination booklet
Disability Access and Inclusion Feedback Form
It's important to the Town to overcome as many barriers to ensure functions, facilities and services are accessible and inclusive for all.
To assist in improving disability access and inclusion across the Town, we'd like to hear your feedback.
Complete the online form here
Translating and Interpreting Service
Translating and Interpretation Services (TIS), facilitates contact between non-English speakers and interpreters. It provides services in more than 120 languages and dialects.
This service is available for residents and ratepayers who do not speak English when accessing the City's services.
If you would like to have the assistance of an TIS interpreter please contact the Town on 9347 6000.
Community Building through Citizen Advocacy
Citizen Advocacy Perth West have been funded by the Federal Government for over 35 years to assist vulnerable community members with intellectual disability with little or no support from family. They introduce individuals to a citizen advocate, to whom can be provided ongoing support. These voluntary relationships are generally intended to be long term. No specific qualifications are necessary beyond a good heart and desire to see a fellow community member with disability get more out of life. For more information on how to help those in need email: email@example.com
Accessible toilets on the run
People are no longer at a loss when in need of accessible public toilet facilities in the Town. Developed as part of the National Continence Program the new Toilet Map outlines information on 16,000 amenities Australia-wide.
The map designed for ease of use on smart devices allows users to enter an address or postcode to find the nearest public toilet facilities.
It also lists opening hours, accessibility and parking, as well as giving users the capacity to plan toilet breaks for short or long journeys and to save information and planned trips. For more information visit the Toilet Map website.
Contact us for more information on Access and Inclusion.