Region’s best wheelchair-friendly eateries unveiled

MELBOURNE man Phill Jury has created a food guide for people living with a disability in regional Victoria. 

The 60-year-old man was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been in a wheelchair for the past 25 years. 

Mr Jury said he found there was a gap in the market for publications or guides available to help people who were living with a disability or require a wheelchair to eat out in Melbourne. 

Then in 2000 he researched and wrote Eating Out with Wheels – Melbourne CBD, a guide aimed for people with a disability. 

“Ten years later I decided to revisit the original project but with a couple of twists,” he said. 

Mr Jury said he realised that wheelchair bound people may also be interested in visiting regional cities and towns throughout Victoria. 

He then visited and researched restaurants, cafes and bistros throughout Victoria, including Bendigo, Castlemaine, Kyneton and Woodend and created Eating out with Wheels – a guide to wheelchair accessible eateries in country Victoria. 

Mr Jury said the free guide had more than 90 eateries included. 

“Bendigo is one of the best cities that I’ve visited, almost all are wheelchair accessible and the food isn’t just great it’s also good value for money,” he said. 

Mr Jury said to access the guide visit www.users.tpg.com.au/pjury/eowwvcct

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