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On Thursday, 1 December we’ll be hosting an Accessible Inclusive Melville mini expo at Garden City’s Piazza. Join us in celebrating a community made richer by all abilities during Disability Awareness Week 2016.

Find out about a range of support services and activities in your local community. Make new connections and friends. Enjoy free entertainment and giveaways!

There will be stalls by Interchange, ELBA,Kids Are Kids, Wize Therapy, Melville Age-Friendly Accessible Business, Alzheimer’s Australia and more. Plus entertainment by Dance Inclusion, Music Rocks and more!

The expo will be set up at Garden City’s Piazza entrance, bus port entry near Priceline. There is accessible parking adjacent.

For more information, refer to the flyer below.

25 November 2016

National Relay Service

The City of Melville is celebrating Hearing Awareness Week !!!

The City of Melville has partnered with the National Relay Service (NRS) to celebrate the 2016 Hearing Awareness Week from 21 – 27 August. We’re excited to be involved in this great campaign that brings attention to the needs of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The NRS is an Australian Government initiative connecting people who are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment to phone users. As an organisation, participating in Hearing Awareness Week is a great way to show our commitment to providing accessibility and the best possible experience for all our phone customers.

Celebrating Hearing Awareness Week will remind us all what a relay call is and highlight the need for The City of Melville to be accessible to everyone via the phone.

Find out more about hearing awareness week. For help making or receiving an NRS call you can contact the NRS helpdesk on 1800 555 660 or email

For further information on an Accessible Inclusive Melville, contact our Social Justice Advocate, Harinder on 93640 0864 or

Please watch this heart warming clip that demonstrates the usefulness for this service to our community:

Have you or someone you know used the National Relay Service? What were your experiences?

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25 August 2016

Assistive technologies provide dynamic and engaging opportunities that support people with disabilities to be active and informed global and digital citizens. VisAbility is giving you an opportunity to hear from and speak to industry experts, educators and service providers on the latest technology news over two exciting days.

You will get to experience a range of hands-on activities promoting these accessible products. You will be amazed to see how technology can be a part of your day to day life, ultimately making life easier!

For more information about this event, refer to the attachments below:

How do you use technology to make your life easier?

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18 August 2016

Brain injury prevention

This year for Brain Injury Awareness Week (August 15-21) Headwest hopes to get us thinking and talking about brain injury. It is estimated that 1 in 12 West Australian’s are living with some form of brain injury, many of whom are completely unaware of it. Brain injury is very common and can be the result from a traumatic brain injury such as a fall or assault or non-traumatic injury such as stroke, infection, substance abuse, tumour, poisoning or near drowning.

A brain injury has the power to change a person’s life, affect relationships and disrupt education and employment prospects. If you, or someone that you know, is struggling to adjust to life after a brain injury it is important to know that the correct therapies and support can help you make sense of your challenges and implement new strategies and coping skills to move beyond the injury.

Headwest has many resources, information and contacts with regard to brain injury - if you would like to know more please give Headwest a call on (08) 9330 6370 or email at

Did you know what effect a Brain Injury can have on a person’s personality or sense of wellbeing?

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16 August 2016

West Australian motorists, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists will be covered for treatment, care and support if they are catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle crash on roads in Western Australia from 1 July 2016.

Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple amputations, severe burns and permanent traumatic blindness.

Previously, motorists and their passengers were not covered by insurance if they were catastrophically injured and could not prove another driver was at fault.

Expanding motor injury insurance will now cover the lifetime treatment, care and support – estimated at $4 million, on average, per person – for people who catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident and are unable to make a compulsory third party insurance claim.

Ongoing engagement is underway between the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and the health and disability sectors to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the scheme.

For more, visit the Insurance Commission’s Catastrophic Injuries web page or read the Minister for Disability Services’ media statement .

Source: Disabilities Services Commission

What do you think about the expanded catastrophic injury cover?

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18 July 2016