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People with Disability

Our approach

One in five Australians reports living with disability, including in the Georges River area. In 2016, over 7,000 (4.9%) of the population in the Georges River Council area reported needing help in their day to day lives due to disability. As our population ages the number of people needing assistance in their day-to-day lives is likely to increase.

Council is committed in creating a more inclusive community for all people who live, work and visit Georges River. This is evident through our commitment to ensuring that all people with a disability and diverse needs have every opportunity to fully participate and enjoy the social, business and community life of Georges River.
 

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Georges River Council has developed its Disability Inclusion Action Plan which outlines how Council will be more inclusive and accessible throughout the LGA.

The Plan was developed through community feedback. Actions Council is committed to undertake fall under the four key focus areas of:

  1. Developing positive attitudes and behaviours
  2. Creating liveable communities
  3. Supporting access to meaningful employment
  4. Improving access to services through better systems and processes

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan is also available in an Easy Read version.
 

 Access and Inclusion Reference Group

  • Council has listened to the community needs and has formed an Access and Inclusion Reference Group.
  • The group looks at the community needs and also the Disability Inclusion Action Plan commitments
  • The reference group meets four times a year. 
  • Further information is contained in the Access and Inclusion Reference Group Terms of Reference and if you wish to apply to joint this Reference Group please complete the Expression of Interest form.

Autism Talk and Workshop

Council will be running two workshops on autism. The workshops will cover some of the characteristics of autism and provide some hands on strategies for supporting a person with autism. The workshops will be held on Friday 17 August 2018 at Hurstville Library with sessions held at 10am with a Chinese languages interpreter and at 6pm (no interpreter). Bookings are essential. For further information and to make a booking,
 

Community Development Programs

Council delivers events that celebrate the achievements of people with disability through hosting events such as International Day of People with Disability. Partnering with other organisations in the area, we deliver a range of events and projects for the community. These events enhance inclusiveness, participation and interaction, and further raise awareness in the community.

For information about Council’s programs and services for people with a disability and carers please contact Council’s Community Development Officer - Disability on 9330 9455 or by email.

Contact

For information about Council’s programs and services for people with a disability and carers please contact Council’s Disability Community Development Officer on 9330 9455.
 

Useful links:

NDIS: Provides a range of personalised support services to help people with a disability, their families and carers connect with their community and live a normal life.

Ability Links: Connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community. Linkers work closely with people with disability, their families and carers to support them to fulfil their goals, hopes and dreams.

The 2017/18 Post School Information Booklet for Students with a Disability provides information about post school options for students with disability. This resource also details information on disability service providers in the Georges River and surrounding areas.
 


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