Did you know one in five Whittlesea residents identifies as having a disability or long-term physical or mental illness?
That’s 15 per cent of our municipality’s population.
In Victoria, there are more than a million people with a disability.
And one of the biggest issues affecting people with disabilities is community inclusion, including the ability to participate in sport and physical activity.
Inclusion is not something you say - it's something you do. And it’s so important.
When you look at the statistics, you realise just how many people your sports club could be including, simply by making small adjustments and modifications.
But where do you start?
Our friends at AAA Play – an organisation which connects people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria – have created a handy flyer which outlines some easy steps your club can take to be more inclusive.
If you’re overwhelmed by both the volume and lack of information out there, this is a great place to start.
For the full flyer, visit https://www.aaavic.org.au/sites/default/files/InclusiveFlyer.pdf
We also have support available to your club at the City of Whittlesea – contact our Inclusion and Participation Officer, Megan Harper, at email@example.com to find out how we can help you to be a more inclusive club.