Aged and Disability Support

Funded by the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Council auspices Home and Community Care (HACC) development workers to support aged and disability service providers in delivering services to meet the needs of older people, people with disabilities and their carers across the Riverina and Murray area.

Contact:
Cheryl Wilson
Located at the Senior Citizens Community Centre
Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 69215981
Fax: 02 69216530

Disability Services and Programs

RECHARGE Scheme

RECHARGE Scheme - You have the power!

Wagga Wagga City Council partnered with RECHARGE Scheme Australia Limited to introduce the RECHARGE Scheme services. The initiative involves providing designated electric scooter and wheelchair recharge outlets to enable community members to recharge their mobility devices if required. 

An increasing number of people with restricted mobility find that an electric mobility scooter or wheelchair is a valuable means of transportation. However, steep footpaths, environmental conditions and the age of a battery can make it difficult to calculate travel distances. Knowing the RECHARGE points are available offers peace of mind and confidence to people who use such devices and allows them to travel without fear of being stranded by a flat battery.

For RECHARGE Scheme Fact Sheet click here.

Council's facilities participating in the RECHARGE scheme are easily identified through RECHARGE Point logos displaying on the windows and above or near the designated power points.

There are currently three Council venues participating in the RECHARGE Scheme:

  • Wagga Wagga City Library
  • Wagga Civic Theatre
  • Seniors Community Centre

Comprehensive list of RECHARGE point locations across Australia can be found here.

RECHARGE Program Partners

Wagga Wagga City Council encourages local businesses and organisations to become RECHARGE Partners. Provision of the designated RECHARGE points enhances access and inclusion in local community life forpeople with mobility restrictions.

For a very small cost (the cost to recharge an electric mobility scooter or wheelchair for up to one hour is under 30 cents), businesses and organisations in the community can make a big difference in the lives of people who use a mobility device. For further information on becoming a RECHARGE Scheme Program Partner click here.

For further information contact the Youth and Community Services Officer on 1300 292 442.

 

Master Locksmith Access Key

The Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) is an innovative and universal lock system that allows 24/7 access to the public toilet facilities for eligible community members. MLAK symbol is displayed on the toilet facilities equipped with this system for easy identification.

Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:

  • a doctor
  • a disability organisation
  • a local council or community health centre
  • the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site

MLAK key access

Eligible people can purchase the MLAK key from the local Master Locksmith – Riverina Safes and Locks. Phone: 02 69213517, please click here for further contact details.

Local MLAK- enabled toilet facilities

Visitor Information Centre - 183 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

Botanic Gardens  - Macleay St, Turvey Park

Rest Centre  - 1 The Esplanade, Wagga Wagga

National MLAK- enabled facilities directory is maintained by the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia. The latest directory can be downloaded here.

Please contact Master Locksmith Association or Spinal Cord Injuries Australia  for further information.

 

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. Centres provide information on many types of assistance If you require information or assistance about personal care, domestic help to accommodation in nursing homes.

Click here to access their website.

Access Aware

Access Aware provides a readily available on-line directory of accessible business premises and community facilities for older people with access difficulties, people with disability and their families, carers and other supporters to enable them to increase their participation in community life.

Click here to access their website. 

Lincs: Local Information Network for Community Services

Lincs is a community information directory. Lincs provides information on services, events and non-geographical information within local government. Lincs provides details on community transport, special needs transport, residential care, low cost accommodation, welfare services through to events and community groups.

Click here to access their website.

IDEAS: Information on Disability & Education Awerness Services

People with disability and their families have a right to know what services
exist to help meet their needs. The information that IDEAS NSW provides is a vital part of the process of empowering people with disability.

Click here to access their website.

Calvary Silver Circle

Calvary Silver provides a range of support services including personal, respite and home care (domestic assistance) so that people can live independently in their own home and participate in community life. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are tailored to suit individual requirements.

Contact Calvary Silver Circle to discuss service options on 02 69385700

Click here to access their website.