The City has developed its Access and Inclusion Plan 2023-27(open in new window) to provide for universal access and to better support community members and community groups who, for whatever reason, may be isolated, marginalised, excluded or vulnerable.
We work to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community. To achieve this, we coordinate programs that improve social inclusion, and work with community groups and individuals to support local initiatives.
The Cities Access and Inclusion Plan 2023-27 is guided by and supports the State’s Disability Strategy ‘A Western Australia for Everyone: State Disability Strategy 2020-2030(open in new window)’. The strategy sets the foundation for building a more inclusive Western Australia, empowering people with disability to participate meaningfully in all parts of society and to have the resources to do so.
Our community care services help people with disability to maintain quality of life and independence, and prevent premature entry into residential care.
Community Care supports clients to build their capacity at home and in the community. They manage client assessments, information and advocacy, day centres (including dementia specific), home-based respite, carer support, personal care, social support, shopping assistance, domestic assistance, home maintenance and community transport.
There is a small fee involved with each service.
There are many agencies within the City of Swan that provide services and facilities for people with disability. For help in accessing these services, please contact the Disability Services Commission(open in new window).
If you have a temporary or permanent disability, you can apply for an ACROD parking permit.
To be eligible for a permit, you must:
- Have a severe mobility impairment, where walking more than 50 metres causes the physical condition to deteriorate and/or
- Require a mobility/medical aid (eg wheelchair, crutches, walking frame or oxygen), which necessitates a wide bay for ease in an out of a vehicle.
For further information on ACROD Parking and how to apply for a permit visit ACROD(open in new window).
Carers play a vital role in our community. Their commitment and dedication help thousands of people to maintain a level of independence and normalcy in their lives. As such, we support carers several ways.
Other agencies who can help are:
- Advocare(open in new window)
- Australian Red Cross(open in new window)
- Carers WA(open in new window)
- Department of Veteran Affairs(open in new window)
- National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) NDIS(open in new window)
- Indigo Solutions(open in new window)
- People with Disabilities WA(open in new window)