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City to hold Disability Inclusion Forum

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Interested people are invited to participate in a Disability Inclusion Forum from 11am to 3pm on Thursday October 25, at the All Seasons, McIvor Road, Bendigo.

Participants will hear guest speaker Josh Hercus share his experiences of disability and working in our community. A presentation by the City of Greater Bendigo’s Disability Inclusion Reference Committee (DIRC) on their recent achievements will also take place along with workshops on identifying access and inclusion priorities in the community; and how people with disability can plan for an emergency.

City of Greater Bendigo Community Partnerships Manager Steven Abbott said the forum will provide a platform for community members to discuss current issues and opportunities.

“The DIRC’s role is to provide advice to the City of Greater Bendigo to support the greater social inclusion of people with a disability,” Mr Abbott said.

“The forum promotes and informs DIRC’s role in the community and enables the City to plan and respond to the priority needs of people with a disability.  

“The City is always planning for the future so the community input we gain at the forum will help us to continue to develop our City as welcoming, accessible and inclusive.”

DIRC member Juanita Miller said the Informing Bendigo forum is an opportunity to provide important feedback to the City of Greater Bendigo about access and inclusion to facilities, services and events.

“Community attendance at the forum will represent the interests of people with a disability and others who may be affected by disability,” Ms Miller said.

The workshops will also provide an opportunity for people to have open discussion and plan toward emergency preparedness. It is hoped this forum will better support social Inclusion of all people with a disability and their families and carers within our community.”

The forum is free to attend and includes a light lunch.

Anyone interested in attending the forum should contact Daniel Rees at the City of Greater Bendigo on 54 346 094 or email [email protected] by Friday October 18, 2018.  People can also RSVP to

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