City count­ing on your support

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - City Of South Perth South Perth -

LO­CAL res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to count every­body in.

The Count Me In project aims to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­mu­nity life within the City of South Perth for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

The City has cre­ated an in­for­ma­tion re­source and ac­tiv­ity data­base that will be up­dated as com­mu­nity groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and up­dates about their ac­ces­si­ble ac­tiv­i­ties.

The re­source is in­tended as a guide to as­sist peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity, their friends, fam­ily and car­ers find a va­ri­ety of recre­ational and in­clu­sive ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able within the area.

City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Crid­land said the City was work­ing to­wards cre­at­ing a place where all peo­ple feel wel­come.

“The Count Me In project pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to ex­plore new recre­ational, sport­ing and so­cial in­ter­ests within the City of South Perth,” he said.

The re­source is avail­able at www.south­perth.wa.gov.au/Ser- vices/Count-Me-In.

Hard copy ver­sions will be dis­trib­uted to dis­abil­ity ser­vice providers through­out the City in the next cou­ple of months.

■ If you are run­ning a recre­ation or hob­by­based pro­gram that is ac­ces­si­ble and wel­com­ing of all peo­ple and would like to add your de­tails to this list, email the City of South Perth com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at en­quiries@south­perth. wa.gov.au or call 9474 0777.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

South Perth com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer and Count Me In co-or­di­na­tor Kerry Al­lan-Zin­ner.

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