The ‘Count Me In’ project is a community-building project, promoting inclusive communities and facilitating participation in community life for people with disability within the City of South Perth.
The project aims to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community life, and to support local clubs and organisations in providing welcoming environments.
An information resource and activity database has been produced as a living document that will be continually updated as community groups and organisations provide information and updates about their accessible activities.
The resource is intended as a guide to assist people with a disability and their friends, family and carers to locate a variety of recreational and inclusive activities that are available within the City.
City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland said, “The City works towards actively creating a place where all people feel welcome and where the diverse needs and aspirations of all people are respected equally.
“The Count Me In project provides opportunities for people with disabilities to explore new recreational, sporting and social interests within the City of South Perth.”
The resource is available online at http://www.southperth.wa.gov.au/Services/Count-Me-In, with hard-copy versions being distributed to local disability service providers throughout the City over the next couple of months.
If you are running a recreation or hobby based program that is accessible and welcoming of all people and would like to add your details to this list, email the City of South Perth Community Development Officer at email@example.com or phone 9474 0777.