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Disability and accessibility support services

In home support

We offer in home personal and respite care to eligible people living with a disability and their carers. Contact our Intake officer on 1300 368 333 to organise an eligibility assessment.

 

MetroAccess

MetroAccess is a partnership initiative between Council and the State Government. It aims to build inclusive communities and improve access for people living with a disability.

Click here > Sign up to receive the e-news or email the MetroAccess Officer or phone 1300 368 333 for more information.

Information about the MetroAccess program is also available from the Department of Human Services.

EmployAble : An event celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2018 at Yarra Ranges Council. Information & register here > EmployAble

Pathways for Carers

Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about news, services and supports available to carers. Learn more at Pathways for carers.

 

Disability Advisory Committee 

The Disability Advisory Committee provides advice to Council on access and inclusion to inform the design and delivery of Council services and the development of infrastructure that supports our objective of an active, engaged and involved community.

The Committee includes people with a disability, representatives from local disability services, unpaid carers of a person with a disability, Council staff and Councillors.

Meetings are held every second month.

 

All Terrain Wheel Chairs

All terrain wheel chairs are now available at Kallista and Warburton. For details please visit TrailRider All Terrain Wheel Chairs & Sherpa Program.

 

Accessible Tourism 

Did you know that Australia's population is ageing and there is a growing market for travellers with accessibility needs? Visit Accessible Tourism

 

Changing Places

Council has four accessible change rooms for people with severe and profound disabilities at Lillydale Lake, Monbulk Aquatic Centre, the Yarra Centre and Yarra Glen, as part of the Changing Places program.

 

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