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Resources for People with Disability

The following information on the link below is provided by the Mount Alexander Shire.  The Disability Services Consultancy provides up-to-date information on Covid-19 and NDIS.  DSC Covid-19 Resources for People with Disability

Ideas for action – Mutual Aid Group

Ideas for Action – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Although this is a UK website, there is valuable information and resources for community action.  Please have a read on this link and consider what action you can safely take –Mutual Aid Group.

People with disability and Covid-19

The Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG) strongly supports and endorses the following statement of the Melbourne Disability Institute AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AND THE COVID-19 RESPONSE Leading health and disability researchers are calling for urgent action from State and Federal governments to develop a targeted response to COVID-19 for people with disability,… Read more People with disability and Covid-19

Change Your Reaction

Amaze, the peak body for people on the Autism Spectrum and their supporters in Victoria has recently launched a public education campaign. The campaign aims to educate the public about what it is like to live on the Autism spectrum and to challenge our reactions and attitudes when interacting with people on the spectrum. The… Read more Change Your Reaction

International Day of People with Disability

MASDAG Members Sue, Paul and Chairperson Lorraine, were recently featured in the Castlemaine Mail highlighting the fantastic work the group do in the community including the successful Pick My Project project to install a wheelchair-friendly hydraulic chair lift at the Castlemaine Fitness. Centre swimming pool and raising awareness for International Day of Disabled Persons.

Able Radio – MAINFM

‘A weekly radio program by people with a disability for everyone!’ MAINFM is offering people with a disability the chance to be involved with radio! You might want to present a regular shows or segments, read the news, share a story about your life or talk about whats happening around the town! If you would… Read more Able Radio – MAINFM

Disability Access for Swimming Pool

There is now disability access at the swimming pool in the Castlemaine Fitness Centre on the corner of Lyttleton and Frederick Streets.  A hydraulic chair lift has been installed which provides independent access in and out of the water.  This project was funded by the Pick My Project grant initiative of the Victorian Government.