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 email@example.com,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 🐋
The highly anticipated Moe Life Skills Community Centre (MLSCC) annual theatre production is upon us!
As always, the drama group “Curtains for Certain” will be putting on an exciting and entertaining show.
Grab your date, family, neighbour and/or colleagues for a night of fun!
HINT: This year’s theatrical performance is titled “EUROTRASH“.
DATE: Friday 24th November 2017
TIIME: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
PLACE: Moe Town Hall, 69 Albert St, Moe
– Adults $12
– Children $5
– Family $20 (2 adults and 2 kids)
Tickets can be purchased early at MLSCC Office or at the door on the night.
Tel – (03) 5127 7999
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
Moe Life Skills @ the Disability Expo in Warragul last week. Lots of interest in what we do! Few clues in the picture 😉 Contact us for info!