Help­ing oth­ers to best of our abil­ity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

SHERILEE Macready, the Town of Cottes­loe's com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and events of­fi­cer, held a meet­ing on Septem­ber 28 to re­view Cottes­loe's progress over the past five years and to look at what we plan to do up to 2022.

Some of the ideas in the Dis­abil­ity Ac­cess and In­clu­sion Plan 2012-2017 are gen­uinely clever and look af­ter peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and their ev­ery­day needs.

Ideas like ar­rang­ing li­braries so that all peo­ple can use them eas­ily are bril­liant.

They cost al­most noth­ing to im­ple­ment and may even save money in the long run.

Like­wise for help­ing all peo­ple en­joy the beach more, one of Cottes­loe's great points.

It might even lead to the SLSC ex­tend­ing its mis­sion to in­clude ‘Im­prov­ing Abil­i­ties’.

Sher­rilee went on to point out that dis­abil­ity or, less abil­ity, comes to all of us in the form of old age.

In­vest­ment in mak­ing Cott a kinder place will help us all in the long run, no doubt about it.

Bet­ter ac­cess to all our fa­cil­i­ties, street cross­ings and men­tor­ing in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties, as a com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive, is one of my pri­or­i­ties, so I'll be sup­port­ing Sherilee and the com­mit­tee in the years to come.

SHIRLEY PRIMEAU, Cottes­loe

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