New equipment to assist people with disabilities at Aquamoves

Posted on 12 Jun 2009

Please note: this is an old article

It was published in June 2009, so the information may be out-of-date.

Aquamoves has received a $6,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services to improve access to facilities for people with a disability.

GV Centre Disability Services applied for the grant and nominated Aquamoves as the recipient community facility.

The grant was used to purchase a second change table, which was installed last week for the hydro pool area, to alleviate waiting times when a number of people are waiting to be changed.

Aquamoves Centre Manager Lindy Baldi said hydrotherapy pool user groups identified the need for a second change table.

"In winter it is especially important that people do not have to wait to be changed," Ms Baldi said.

"Aquamoves has been working closely with GV Centre Disability Services and Aquamoves user groups to identify how to improve access to and facilities within the centre.

"The number of people using the hydro pool has increased in recent times and this has contributed to the need for more equipment.

"To help support these users, Aquamoves will also be purchasing a curtain to section off the second change table for privacy of the users."

- Released 12 June 2009