Access and Inclusion
The Town of Cambridge is committed to providing accessible services to facilitate quality lifestyles for residents with disabilities.
Download the current Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and Implementation Plan below.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
DAIP Implementation Plan
Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee was formed in response to the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan which ensures people with disabilities have access to Council's functions, facilities and services. View the current council policies below.
Access to Services and Facilities for People with Disabilities Their Families and Carers
Disability Services Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference
To assist the Town in providing services and buildings that are accessible and inclusive, we rely on the public to let Cambridge know of any issues that have been identified. Simply complete the Feedback Form below.
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.
The Have-A-Chat program is an opportunity for young people with a disability aged 18-25 to come together to socialise and enjoy a range of activities. The program is run at the Town's Wembley Community Centre and also includes outings to lots of great places. The group meets every fortnight on a Tuesday from 5pm-8pm.
Telephone the Wembley Community Centre on 9387 9101 or visit the web page for further details.
Access and Services
The Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee conducts access audits on the Town's facilities and services. Access and service achievements include:
a hydraulic chair and accessible steps for pool users at Bold Park Aquatic Centre;
housebound reader's service;
talking books and closed circuit television at the library;
Council information provided in large print or audio;
assistance to people with disabilities to have their rubbish bins emptied;
a path at Rutter Park to access the barbecue area;
an accessible barbecue area at Perry Lakes, with toilet and parking;
an accessible nature trail, boardwalk and lookout at Lake Monger;
double parking time for Acrod Permit holders in kerb side restricted areas;
large print Community Directory;
a Senior Services Community Development Officer was appointed;
installation of accessible playgrounds at Lake Monger Reserve and Perry Lakes Reserve, including footpaths to both; and
installation of tactile paving, kerb ramps, extra footpaths and pedestrian crossing signals.
For further information visit the Disability Services in Western Australia or Sun Medical websites.
Home and Community Care Services
A number of programs and services offer assistance and social opportunities to eligible seniors to assist in maintaining an independent lifestyle for those with disabilities. Services include:
two day clubs;
Domestic Assistance Program;
Personal Care, Social Support and Home Respite programs; and
Wembley Community Centre Seniors Activities.
Cambridge Senior Services is funded to provide assistance to veterans under the Department of Veteran's Affairs Home Care Program.
Contact us for more information on Access and Inclusion.
Last Updated: 16/04/2013