Draft Inclusion Action Plan for People with a Disability 2017-2021

Council has prepared a draft Inclusion Action Plan for people with a disability and is now asking the community for feedback before considering whether to adopt the plan.

The City’s vision is for an inclusive and accessible City, where people with disability have equal opportunities to participate in social and cultural life, and in meaningful employment and civic life.

The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

What's in the plan?

The new disability action plan will address four areas:

1. Developing positive community attitudes and behaviours towards people with disability.

2. Creating more liveable communities for people with disability.

3. A higher rate of meaningful employment participation by people with disability through inclusive employment practices.

4. Equitable access to mainstream services for people with disability through better systems and processes.

Read the Draft Inclusion Action Plan for People with a Disability 2017 - 2021 in the document library.

Hardcopies of the document are available at all Council Customer Service Centres, Dougherty Community Centre and Libraries.

How the plan was developed

The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

Have your say

Comments can be made throughout the exhibition period, which is from 16 March to 7 April, 2017:

  • by using the feedback form below
  • In writing to : Attention Louise Geghan at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au or Willoughby City Council PO Box 57 Chatswood NSW 2057
  • In person : at Dougherty Centre by attending a drop in information session or using the computers provided

    Comments close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Attend an Information Session

Staff will be available to talk to you about the plan and take your feedback

  • Tuesday 28 March, 10am -12pm at Dougherty Community Centre - 7 Victor St, Chatswood
  • Thursday 6 April, 6pm -7pm at Dougherty Community Centre - 7 Victor St, Chatswood

    Please contact Louise if you require any assertive technology or Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpretation during these information sessions.

What happens next?

The feedback received through the exhibition period will be collated and incorporated where appropriate, and a revised final draft will then be reported to Council for adoption. Everyone who provides their details will be advised of the Council meeting where this will be discussed. Once Council adopts the DIAP it will be submitted to NSW Government and NSW Disability Council by 1 July 2017.

More information

If you would like to discuss the plan in more detail, have difficulty accessing the plan or need it in a different format, please contact Louise Geaghan by email Louise.Geaghan@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au or phoning 9777 7801

Council has prepared a draft Inclusion Action Plan for people with a disability and is now asking the community for feedback before considering whether to adopt the plan.

The City’s vision is for an inclusive and accessible City, where people with disability have equal opportunities to participate in social and cultural life, and in meaningful employment and civic life.

The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

What's in the plan?

The new disability action plan will address four areas:

1. Developing positive community attitudes and behaviours towards people with disability.

2. Creating more liveable communities for people with disability.

3. A higher rate of meaningful employment participation by people with disability through inclusive employment practices.

4. Equitable access to mainstream services for people with disability through better systems and processes.

Read the Draft Inclusion Action Plan for People with a Disability 2017 - 2021 in the document library.

Hardcopies of the document are available at all Council Customer Service Centres, Dougherty Community Centre and Libraries.

How the plan was developed

The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

Have your say

Comments can be made throughout the exhibition period, which is from 16 March to 7 April, 2017:

  • by using the feedback form below
  • In writing to : Attention Louise Geghan at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au or Willoughby City Council PO Box 57 Chatswood NSW 2057
  • In person : at Dougherty Centre by attending a drop in information session or using the computers provided

    Comments close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Attend an Information Session

Staff will be available to talk to you about the plan and take your feedback

  • Tuesday 28 March, 10am -12pm at Dougherty Community Centre - 7 Victor St, Chatswood
  • Thursday 6 April, 6pm -7pm at Dougherty Community Centre - 7 Victor St, Chatswood

    Please contact Louise if you require any assertive technology or Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpretation during these information sessions.

What happens next?

The feedback received through the exhibition period will be collated and incorporated where appropriate, and a revised final draft will then be reported to Council for adoption. Everyone who provides their details will be advised of the Council meeting where this will be discussed. Once Council adopts the DIAP it will be submitted to NSW Government and NSW Disability Council by 1 July 2017.

More information

If you would like to discuss the plan in more detail, have difficulty accessing the plan or need it in a different format, please contact Louise Geaghan by email Louise.Geaghan@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au or phoning 9777 7801

Draft Inclusion Action Plan Submission Form:

Thank you for your help in creating a more inclusive community in our local area. The following questions relate to each of the six topic areas.

Overall do you support the Draft Inclusion Action Plan? * required
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About you Please tell us a little bit about yourself

Do you identify as a person with a disability?
Are you a family member/carer or assistant of a person with a disability? * required
Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse background?
Do you identify as
What is your age?
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