Social Outings Guide

The Social Outings: Accessible Social Guide for Latrobe aims to promote a more inclusive community through providing descriptions of accessibility at a variety of public places. The guide includes sections on parks and walks, libraries, markets, opportunity shops, services, sporting facilities and transport.

The guide is the result of a 12 month partnership between the PCP, the Gambler’s Help Program at Latrobe Community Health Service, SCOPE, Baw Baw City Council, East Gippsland Shire Council, Department of Human Services, Latrobe City Council, Monash University’s Department of Rural and Indigenous Health and community representation, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

It was developed in response to local Gambler’s Help counsellors observing that a number of their clients had an intellectual disability (ID) of acquired brain injury (ABI), and lacked information on suitable, accessible social spaces.

In addition to the Social Outings Guide, the working group also developed two other documents, including a resource to better explain gamlbing and its consequences in Easy English and a research report on the barriers and enablers of community participation for people with an ID or ABI based on focus groups conducted with their carers.