Disability and Accessibility
Access and Inclusion
Here at the City of Playford, we are committed to the right to equity of access for people with a disability to Council programs, services and facilities. We have enacted an action plan titled the Disability Access and Inclusion Strategic Directions Report. The plan aims to ensure access and inclusion for people with a disability is integrated into all planning and service provisions.
We also provide various specialised disability services and equipment that allows people with disability to more actively participate in the community.
City of Playford employs an Access and Inclusion Coordinator, whose role is to:
- Promote equity of access to Council's services, facilities and resources
- Promote a naturally inclusive environment in the City of Playford
- Facilitate community education forums and events to address issues related to disability, health and wellbeing and raise community awareness of disability
- Coordinate the Access and Social Inclusion Advisory Group
- Coordinate and monitor Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Strategic Directions Report
- Advocate for and engage with people with a disability for improved access and inclusion in the community
For more information about Council's services and programs for people with a disability, contact 8256 0224.
Disability Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2020 - 2024
The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is the primary document to guide Council in meeting its responsibilities under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) by identifying strategies to improve access to services, such as:
- Buildings, open space, events and facilities
- Communication and information
- Civic and community participation
- Employment and training
- Addressing specific needs of people with disability in programs and services
An Issues and Opportunities paper was prepared to present background information and identify key considerations to inform the development of our DAIP.
We have developed a DAIP to describe the actions that City of Playford will take over the next four years to facilitate equitable access to opportunities and support the inclusion of people with disability.
This DAIP has been developed in consultation with people with a lived experience of disability to understand the barriers and opportunities to improve disability access and inclusion in City of Playford. Engagement was undertaken in May and June 2020, read our DAIP Engagement Summary Report.
Disability Programs and Services
Our programs and services for people with disability are person-centred and designed to promote independence, participation and community inclusion. View the latest brochure below describing the disability services available at the City of Playford. One of these initiatives is the Club Unity Disco which runs once a month on a Saturday night. The disco is an inclusive and welcoming space for people with disability to come and dance the night away with friends and meet new people. See the flyer below for the 2019 Club Unity Disco dates.
Council works in partnership with other agencies to increase opportunities for people with a disability to access community programs, education, information and events that aim to develop skills, build social networks, raise community awareness and promote community inclusion.
Playford Friends Group
The City of Playford's Friends Group supports people with an intellectual disability to increase their social skills and promote community participation through group activities and introduction to services or locations available in their local community.
Look 'n Cook Book
The Look 'n Cook Book is a video series and cookbook that makes cooking possible for more people.
All recipes in the cookbook have been tested by our Playford Friends Group with all sales funding future community capacity building projects for the Playford Friends Group.
To learn more about the project and how you can purchase a copy for $10 visit the Look 'n Cook page.
Club Unity Disco
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Club Unity Disco
Currently all future Club Unity Discos are cancelled in-line with Government advice. We will continue to review when we can recommence the Disco in-line with SA Health and the South Australian Governments advice.
The safety of our community, customers and staff is our number one priority. We look forward to planning our next disco and welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.
For the latest updates on the Playford Club Unity Disco please follow our Facebook page.
Positive Futures Expo
The Positive Futures Expo is an annual event in the northern region showcasing exciting opportunities for further education, training, employment, volunteering and social inclusion available to people with a disability.
In 2020, we did things a little different and brought our Positive Futures Expo to you virtually.
The Positive Futures Expo supports you to:
- Understand your career pathways
- Connect with local employers/service providers
- Be inspired by others and their stories
- Discover your strengths and interests
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides Australians under the age of 65 who live with a permanent and significant disability with the support that they need.
City of Playford is a registered NDIS provider, and we are able to offer services for people that have an NDIS package, including:
- Social Inclusion Groups (Community and Centre-Based)
- Support Coordination
- Garden Maintenance
For more information on our programs including pricing, see the link below.
We can also help you to understand the Scheme and can link you with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) Feros Care through our drop-in sessions, held at Playford Civic Centre. For more information please visit the Feros Care events page below.
We have also been given Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to develop a Toolkit to support the engagement of our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with disability, their carers, families and other key stakeholders with the NDIS.
Conducted over two years, it will reduce the barriers for our diverse communities in the availability of information and support, equality of access to services, broadening choice and control for people with disability and increasing social and economic participation.
For further information about this project or to become involved, please contact 8256 0333.