Check out the latest edition of the Moe Life Skills newsletter, The Voice.
The Other Film Festival 2018 screening program has launched!
Arts Access Victoria invites you to The Other Film Festival 2018. The Other Film Festival delivers an invigorating disability-led program of local and international screenings, industry panels and workshops to showcase and foster the rich talent and diverse voices of the Deaf and Disabled communities in a fully accessible environment.
The main Festival venue is: The Coopers Malthouse in Southbank and Getting There details are here. They will also be bringing along Nebula, which will be located at The Coopers Malthouse Courtyard. The Closing Night Party – Music Video Showcase is at Loop Project Space and Bar.
The Festival social media hashtag is: #TOFF18
All tickets are free.
Tickets can be booked on the following link on The Coopers Malthouse website: https://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/the-other-film-festival
For all access bookings, please call The Coopers Malthouse Box Office on 03 9685 5111 or email email@example.com
Patrons are encouraged to book their tickets in advance, as sessions will fill up quickly! People with access requirements are also encouraged to book in advance.
Have a listen to Moe Life Skills CEO, Dr Carole Broxham, as she discusses her thoughts on “changing the negative perception of disability” during an interview with Olga Klepova on Bank Australia’s podcast, On Purpose.
Listen here: http://ow.ly/F2FM50jmqU1
What are Changing Places?
Changing Places facilities are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features, more space and can often be accessed 24/7 with a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK).
Each Changing Places toilet provides:
- Push button entry and exit
- Height adjustable adult-sized change table
- Ceiling hoist
- Additional circulation space
- A safe and clean environment
Changing Places in Latrobe Valley:
TRARALGON SERVICE CENTRE
24-38 Kay St Traralgon
(accessible during opening hours and via MLAK at all other times)
MOE SERVICE CENTRE
1-29 George St Moe
(accessible during opening hours only)
LATROBE LEISURE MORWELL & LATROBE LEISURE MOE NEWBOROUGH
have an overhead hoist and adult-sized change table
as extra features to their Accessible Change Rooms (accessible during opening hours only). Both centres have a hoist and chair available for accessing the heated pools.
LATROBE LEISURE MORWELL
McDonald St Morwell LATROBE LEISURE MOE NEWBOROUGH
Corner of Old Sale Rd and Southwell Ave, Newborough
**Users will need to provide their own sling for use with the hoist**
OBTAINING A MLAK:
People with a disability can purchase a MLAK to gain 24/7 access to Changing Places facilities. A letter from a doctor or disability organisation will need to be provided.
For more information visit www.changingplaces.org.au and click the ‘Learn More’ tab.
A full list of Changing Places facilities around Australia can be found on the Changing Places Australia website www.changingplaces.org.au
Some of the major Victorian locations include MCG, Melbourne Zoo, Flinders St and Southern Cross stations.
Fantastic Flicks – a screening of films made by and about people with disabilities presented by the Moe Peer Action Group (including Moe Life Skills participants) in partnership with Moe Library and our film-makers and producers from the City of Port Phillip, Arts Access Victoria and the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU).
The films capture the lived experience of disability across a range of contexts and explore love, relationships, politics and activism, work, everyday fears and hopes and a range of other issues associated with membership and participation in community.
Fantastic Flicks will be held at the Moe Library on the Friday 1st of June from 12.00 – 3.00pm.
Lunch will be served from 12.00 with the first screening commencing at 12.30pm.
Full details for RSVPs and further screening information are included in the flyer.
The Moe Peer Action Groups meets on the 1st Friday of the month from 10.00 – 2.00pm at Watsonia Library. If you would like to know more about the Moe Peer Action Group or would like to come along to one of our meetings please contact Paul Dunn at VALID firstname.lastname@example.org,au
Thank you Bank Australia for supporting the LIFE Project, our pilot programme whereby people with high support needs can come together with community members to undertake a physical activity and to increase their social interaction! #WatchThisSpace
Kathryn Bartlett lost her friend to leukaemia 16 years ago. Not one to sit idle, Kathryn is putting her money (and her hair) where her mouth is for the 20th anniversary of the World’s Greatest Shave next week.
“I like fundraising and volunteering in my home town of Moe. I like to help people in need before myself.”
The Moe Life Skills participant is no stranger to championing causes. In 2016 Kathryn raised $500 for the same event and she is looking to beat that record this year. The year before that she and other members of the Power of Self Advocacy Group successfully campaigned for a safe pedestrian crossing on High Street in Moe after witnessing a tragic accident.
On Friday 16th March from 4pm, community members are invited to join Kathryn to raise money to help beat blood cancer at the ‘high street community hub’ in Moe at 4pm. People can come and watch Kathryn’s hair get shaved off and/or have their hair coloured for a gold coin donation or more.
Donations can be made at Moe Life Skills Community Centre (2A High Street, Moe), the ‘high street community hub’ (4 High Street, Moe) or on the day at the event.
We hope to see you there!
Moe Life Skills is currently seeking Disability Support Workers with the right skills and passion to join our growing team. If you want to work for an organisation with a great culture that supports and challenges both its participants and staff – enquire within!
Moe Life Skills participants get the fully immersive #GippslandDigital #virtualreality experience 🐋