Not-for-profit organisations and local councils are being encouraged to apply for grants to build a ‘Changing Place’ in their community by Member for Euroa Steph Ryan.
Ms Ryan said the Changing Places program aimed to boost access and equality for Victorians with a disability by building more-accessible bathrooms.
‘‘These grants help local councils and community groups build bathrooms that are larger than the standard size, with extra features and increased space to meet the needs of people with a disability,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘Extra features the facilities include are enough space for two people, a tracking hoist system and a height-adjustable, adult-size changing bench.
‘‘There are only 20 grants available across Victoria and they go towards supporting hundreds of thousands of people across the state and encourage inclusiveness within the community.’’
Ms Ryan said applications are open until October 13, with more information available at www.dhs.vic.gov.au/changingplaces