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Changing Places in Latrobe Valley

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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

PLEASE NOTE:
**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

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 paul@valid.org,au

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Local Legend Shaves for Leukaemia

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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 hiring!

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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!

MLSCC Annual Theatre Production

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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

TICKET PRICES:
– 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.

MORE INFO:
Tel – (03) 5127 7999
Email – office@moelifeskills.vic.edu.au

See you there!

A ‘doggone’ success

By Bryce Eishold
Latrobe Valley Express
20 Jul 2017

LVE 20170720A physical activity program designed for people who experience high and complex support needs has been extended following its success. Pictured is therapy dog Kali during a Pilates class. photo hayley mills

A physical program based around Pilates and featuring a dog named Kali for people with high and complex support needs has been extended for another term.

The extension follows its success and positive impact on the community.

The Local Fitness for Everyone Project, also known as the LIFE Project, is a collaboration between the Moe Life Skills Community Centre and Monash University School of Rural Health.

The program is aimed at providing six people with disabilities an opportunity to partake in a program with six able-bodied community members, creating opportunities for participants to develop new relationships.

Moe Life Skills Community Centre chief executive Carole Broxham said the program, which commenced in late April, was supposed to end in early June has been extended until the end of the second school term due to its success.

“So we have six people with disabilities who have very high and complex support needs come together with six members of the community to undertake the physical activity program,” Dr Broxham said.

“That physical activity program is the Pilates, because the idea behind this of course is because people with complex needs often miss out on vital recreational activities due to communication difficulties and physical support requirements.”

Part of the program consists of an evaluation conducted by the School of Rural Health which is expected to provide evidence-based outcomes to inform policy, planning and service provision into the future.

“We hope that the findings will support the development of further education and training for support workers and highlight the benefits of the Life Project,” Dr Broxham said.

The Pilates sessions are conducted by Anna McKenzie, a local primary school teacher and Pilates instructor, once a week over a one hour period.

A therapy dog, named Kali, is used during the program in an attempt to make the environment “comfortable and welcoming” for program participants.

The program has been funded with a $10,000 contribution from Bank Australia’s Impact Fund.

See the original article in the Latrobe Valley Express.