Horsham equality and disability advocate Bernie O’Shannessy aims to change attitudes

Ms O’Shannessy lives independently, and attends occupation therapy and physiotherapy sessions. She said women living with disabilities faced a wide-facet of challenges, especially living in regional areas. “A lot of women living with a disability don’t have a choice of whether their physio or doctor is a man or woman if they wanted to choose. There is a lack of choice because there are limited services,” she said.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Disability service providers

Author:
Jade Bate

Source:
Wimmera Mail times

Date published:
Thu 28th Mar, 2019