Changing Places

WALGA delivered the WA Changing Places program in partnership with the Department of Communities, Disability Services (formerly Disability Services Commission), and National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) to provide funding to Local Governments to support the construction of a network of Changing Places across Western Australia.

Changing Places aims to improve access to and inclusion in the community for a wide range of people who cannot be away from their home for any length of time because of their personal hygiene needs. Changing Places provide people with disability, or with other continence needs, increased inclusion and participation in everyday life including employment, travel, recreation, holidays and events.

The WA Changing Places program provided $2.175 million to 18 regional and metropolitan Local Governments throughout the duration of the program which has now come to a close. WALGA encourages Local Governments to continue planning and constructing Changing Places facilities in their local communities.

Changing Places Toolkit

CODE Access Consultants have worked with WALGA and Local Governments to develop the Changing Places Toolkit. The document aims to assist Local Governments with all aspects of establishing a Changing Place.

Changing Places Video - Creating Inclusive Communities

WALGA developed a video as part of Changing Places to complement the existing videos by Changing Places Australia which demonstrates the valuable investment that Changing Places can be for communities. A link to the video 'Changing Places: A valuable investment for communities' can be found  here.

 

Changing Places Risk Planning Guide

WALGA has also developed a Risk Planning Guide to support Local Governments in developing their own risk management plan for Changing Places.