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.
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 Plan
- 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 Access 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.
Programs and Services
Our programs and services for people living 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.
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 Playford Friends Group is an NDIS funded program that supports adults 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.
We currently have vacancies in our Weekday Friends programs. Please see contact information on the flyer below to learn more about the program and eligibility.
Look 'n Cook Book
The Playford Friends group were involved in creating the Look 'n Cook Book and video series to help make 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.
The Right Track Toolkit and Webinar Series
The City of Playford has partnered with the City of Salisbury to produce The Right Track Toolkit and Webinar Series, funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.
Two toolkits have been designed to provide tailored support to help our community connect with the NDIS, disability services and mainstream services; one for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the second toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To learn more about this exciting project visit our Right Track webpage.
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.
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
2022 Expo Details
Wednesday 1st June 10am - 2pm
John McVeity Centre, 182 Peachey Rd, Smithfield Plains
The Expo is FREE, but you must book tickets via Eventbrite - select a morning or afternoon session at the links below.
The Positive Futures Expo is proudly sponsored by SYC and Lighthouse Disability.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/...
Club Unity Disco
The Club Unity Disco runs once a month on a Saturday night at the Grenville Hub from 7pm-10pm. The disco is an inclusive and welcoming space for people with a disability aged 18 and older to come and dance the night away with friends and meet new people.
Entry is $5, carers enter free.
Please see flyer below with the 2022 Disco Dates.
For the latest updates on the Playford Club Unity Disco please follow our Facebook page.
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.
City of Playford is a Companion Card affiliate organisation, which means that people with a disability who are holders of a Companion Card are entitled to two-for-one entry to Council-run events when accompanied by a carer.