Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

We have several primary parks allocated at the entrance to our accessible buildings.
Several ramps allow entry to outdoor buildings as well as our main stage.
Double doors lead into our auditorium and wheelchair spaces are available during our services.
​A disabled toilet is located in the foyer and our cafe is also fully accessible.
If you are unable to physically attend, we provide online services.

Children With Additional Needs

We are very passionate about providing an all inclusive church culture for children and youth with additional needs.
If you would like to speak to a leader about your child's additional needs, please contact us and we would love to listen how we can best support you and your child.

Assistance animals

We proudly recognise there are many situations where animals provide assistance to people living with a disability. Dogs are the most commonly used assistance animals and we have several that are welcome and occasionally attend Berwick Church of Christ.

Assistance animals, who are sometimes called ‘service animals’, include:

  • Dogs trained to perform daily personal care tasks or mobility assistance such as for people with physical conditions;
  • Guide (or ‘seeing eye’) dogs to assist people with vision impairment to move around safely;
  • Hearing (or ‘hearing ear’) dogs to alert people with hearing impairment;
  • Medical alert dogs (such as for the detection of impending seizures in people with epilepsy or of blood sugar changes in people with diabetes); and
  • Psychiatric service dogs to reduce anxiety, alert to triggering situations, provide routine and improve communication skills and social relationships for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other mental health concerns, traumatic brain injury, dementia or autism.

Owners of assistance dogs are usually their primary handlers as well as their caregivers, and many dogs are trained to respond only to their owner’s commands. It is important that members of the public do not pat or otherwise distract assistance dogs unless permitted by the owner.