An education program for motorised wheelchair / scooters (A senior pedestrian project)
If you use a motorised wheelchair / scooter Holroyd City Council wants to hear from you!
Holroyd City Council is collecting information from users of motorised wheelchairs / scooters as part of a project aimed at providing education and to improve access and overall Road Safety.
To let us know your views, contact Council’s Road Safety Officer for a survey, or download the Getting Around Survey.
Holroyd City Council will be providing a series of workshops for users of motorised wheelchairs / scooters and senior road users interested in road safety.
For more information on the survey or the workshops, please contact Holroyd City Council’s Road Safety Officer Nicole Hunt on 02 9840 9880.
“An initiative of Holroyd City Council as part of the Local Government Road Safety Program”
The Holroyd Active Sports – Rugby League Community Connections program day at Merrylands Sportsground was extremely well received. Over 80 local people with a disability registered and took part in various skills drills facilitated by past Rugby League greats, ARL and NSWRL Staff. The enjoyment that participants get from these days is enormous and it is great to play a part in the success of the event. Thank you to everyone from AFFORD, Sunnyfield, Flintwood, Dunrossil (Break Thru) and North West Disability and Mitch Krahe NSWRLWSA and his staff for making the day what it was.
Holroyd City Council proudly showcased an active and inclusive ‘Sports Gala Day’ for children of all abilities and backgrounds at Merrylands Sportsground on Thursday 5 July 2012.
The annual event day demonstrated an awareness towards disABILITY and the importance of inclusion. Over 210 school aged children too part in a number of inclusive sports, modified cultural games and sports played by people with disabilities.
Sports played on the day include Boccia, Goalball, Koolchee, Wana and Wheelchair Basketball.
NSWRL (Western Sydney Community & Game Development Unit) were also involved in the event day, presenting Rugby League drills that can be played by all.
Holroyd City Council Mayor, Councillor Yvette Whitfield, says “Council believes that the benefits of sport should be shared by as many children as possible. Sport provides children an opportunity to build their self-confidence, physical development and social skills. I am so pleased that Council is able to provide children with specific cultural and accessibility needs such a wonderful opportunity.”
The International Day of People with Disability is celebrated worldwide on 3 December every year. It recognises the achievements and contributions of people with disability.
The day brings together people with disability and the general community and aims to:
- showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with disability
- promote a positive image of people with disability
- involve people with disability and the broader community in activities to celebrate and raise awareness of the day.
For more information, visit the International Day of People with a Disability website.
Carers Week is a national awareness week held during October each year right across Australia. The event was established to promote and raise awareness of the valuable role that carers play in our community and to generate discussion about carer issues. Carers Week also provides an opportunity for carers to come together, support one another and share ideas and information.
For further information contact Paul 02 9840 9908 or Lynette 02 9632 2765 or visit the Carers Australia website.
NSW Seniors Week celebrates the valuable contribution seniors make to our community. It is our way of saying thank you to seniors and a great opportunity for all the generations to join with older people to celebrate.
IVD is now celebrated world wide on 5 December each year with thousands of volunteers involved in a range of IVD initiatives including clean-up campaigns, conferences, exhibitions, morning teas and many other activities all aimed to highlight the role of volunteers in their communities.
Made possible through a grant from Ageing Disability & Home Care, the Music & Movement Program offered local school students with multiple disabilities a sense of freedom by creating and enjoying music.
Students and staff from various backgrounds, work environments and with varying abilities, highlighted the diverse nature of people that live, work and play in our community.
A series of music sessions facilitated by music therapist, Robert and Robin – The Golden Stave Music Therapy Centre, were filmed and photographed. Individuals were able to express their diversity in a range of mediums – song, dance, photos and film.
“The project was a great success from our point of view, bringing people together in shared music making. From session to session there were many instances of self expression, communicating and relating through music. It was an uplifting and enlightening experience”
Robin Devlin – Music Therapist
This project was developed in collaboration with a number of project partners – Holroyd City Council, Diverse City Films, The Golden Stave Music Therapy Centre, Baptist Community Services & Holroyd School.
The Speaking Up training program is a free resource to help adults with intellectual disability participate in decision-making in the community.
This training package has been developed to assist adults with intellectual disability to gain:
- Skills in oral communication
- Confidence to have their say in the community
- An understanding of meetings,committees and how decisions are made in the community
The package contains 2 CDs consisting of a short version and a full version of the resource.
Each module includes:
- PowerPoint presentation
- Trainer guidelines
- Participants Worksheet
- Evaluation Sheet
For more information please call Aged/Disability Services on 02 9840 9977.
The NSW Government supports this project through a grant from the Area Assistance Scheme.
The Holroyd Peer Support program offers a variety of community-based recreation and leisure activities to adults (18 to 65 years) with an intellectual disability. The main aim of the program is to enhance physical, social and emotional development through experiences that are fun.
Activities are organised on a group basis and take place on weeknights and weekends.
- Peer Support Program Calendar of Activities for June 2013
- Peer Support Program Calendar of Activities for July 2013
- Peer Support Program Calendar of Activities for August 2013
- Peer Support Program Calendar of Activities for September 2013
Along with providing valuable social support for people with a disability, the Peer Support Program also provides a respite opportunity for parents and carers. Reliable and affordable transport is available to and from programmed events.
- Indoor cricket
- Lawn bowls
- Horse riding
- Dining out
Service users are encouraged to participate in all areas of the program via planning meetings, evaluation surveys, consultation surveys, and representation on Councils Disability Services Advisory Committee. This input ensures Peer Support continues to meet the support needs of people with an intellectual disability and their families and carers.
This project is funded by the Australian Government and Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services, NSW.