Awarding accessibility in Bass Coast
Each year the Bass Coast Business Awards recognise a business that is doing its best to be accessible to all members of the community.
The Good Access is Good Business award this year went to Phillip Island business Focus on Lifestyle and Mobility, which provides a range of mobility, lifestyle and disability related equipment for clients from 4, to 80 plus. Focus on Lifestyle and Mobility’s goal is to provide affordable quality mobility and lifestyle products to the people of Phillip Island and surrounds.
Bass Coast has a higher than average percentage of residents with a disability compared to the rest of the state and has a representative group, the Accessibility and Inclusion Committee.
Councillor Geoff Ellis is a representative on the Accessibility and Inclusion Committee and said it was great to see Council showing leadership in the sector.
“I take great pride in the progressive inclination of our community and Bass Coast Council,” Cr Ellis said.
For businesses or community organisations interested in improving access for people with a disability as customers, visitors, members or employees, are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 in 2018 Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations Funding round.
To be eligible for this funding, your business or community organisation must be located in Bass Coast, develop a plan of intended actions to improve access and inclusion and work in partnership with Council's Community Facilitator - Rural Access.
Funding is limited and priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate a genuine commitment to improving access and inclusion to people with a disability as customers, visitors, members or employees in an ongoing capacity.
For more information on the 2018 Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations Funding go to http://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/accessfunding.