The Maroondah forum for Carers and People with Disabilities, is a quarterly forum that provides the opportunity to exchange information and to highlight concerns to Council that effect people with disabilities
Today’s meeting included a presentation from Villa Maria on the respite and support services they provide for their clients. In addition Pam Usher from Invicta Bus Company spoke about recent bus service improvements and the training their drivers are required to undertake to ensure they meet the needs of people with a disability.
Much discussion also centred on Maroondah’s Pedestrian Strategy, which has facilitated the much needed construction of a footpath around Maroondah Hospital. The Maroondah Pedestrian Strategy has also enabled the development of a footpath trading policy which will regulate the use of footpaths by traders and therefore assist in ensuring a safe urban environment for people with mobility aids.