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Disability and Accessibility

Access and Inclusion

The City of Playford is 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 0598.

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.

All State Authorities are required to ensure their Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIP) align with the priority areas set out in the State Disability Inclusion Plan as follows:

Interim Review 2023

It has been three years since the delivery of Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024. Council has had many achievements within its current Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) including:

  • KPI developed for Playford News for each edition to include at least one article with a focus on showcasing inclusion and diversity.
  • Update to Terms of Reference for Council’s Access and Social Inclusion Advisory Group to provide more flexibility for community members in how they wish to engage and what projects/ consultations they wish to participate in.
  • Investment in the UserWay accessibility widget, now embedded into Council’s Engagement Hub website.
  • Updated Council’s Brand Guidelines with significant accessibility improvements to ensure our brand, marketing materials and communications meet the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines within an AA rating.
  • Reviewed Council’s Project Management Framework to include reference to consulting with Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Coordinator on major projects. The Framework also includes an Engagement Plan template that links to the Inclusive SA Engagement and Consultation with People Living with Disability Toolkit.
  • Audit conducted including video imagery collection of road and footpath assets across the City to determine condition schema including pram ramps and DDA compliance.
  • Development of Everyday Money Skills online learning platform to teach people with an intellectual disability foundational money skills to use money safely, budget and save.
  • Partnership with Disability Sport Australia to host the Variety Children’s Charity Active Inclusion Sports Day for local children with disability to learn about inclusive sports and adaptive equipment.

The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 requires City of Playford to conduct a review of its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) at least once in each four-year period. This review ensures that Council’s DAIP aligns with the review and amendments to the Inclusive SA: State Disability Inclusion Plan which focuses on improvements needed to better address the social, political, and environmental changes affecting South Australians living with disability. This includes the re-alignment of Council’s Actions within the seven Outcome Themes listed in Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031.

Council’s DAIP actions will now sit under:

  • Employment and Financial Security
  • Inclusive Homes and Communities
  • Safety, Rights and Justice
  • Personal and Community Support
  • Education and Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Attitudes

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.

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Kimberley, one of the stars of the Look 'n Cook Book peers over the top of the cookbook.

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

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Positive Futures Expo Wednesday 22 May 2024 at Playford Civic Centre Elizabeth from 10am - 2pm. Quiet hour available from 2pm - 3pm.

The Positive Futures Expo is an annual event dedicated to empowering people with disability to explore a world of possibilities.

The Positive Futures Expo brings together a diverse range of resources, services, and opportunities, all under one roof, ensuring that everyone can access essential information to enhance their lives.

Stallholder applications for Positive Futures Expo are now closed.

Club Unity Disco

The Club Unity Disco runs once a month on a Saturday night at the Playford Civic Centre 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 $7, carers enter free.

Please see flyer below with the 2024 Disco Dates.

For the latest updates on the Playford Club Unity Disco please follow our Facebook page.

B Bops Dance Party with Linda McCarthy

The B Bops Dance Party - with Linda McCarthy runs the second Wednesday of every month at the Playford Civic Centre from 10.30am - 12.30pm. The disco is an inclusive and welcoming space for people with a disability aged 18 and older to come dance, sing, enjoy time with friends and meet new people.

Entry is $7, carers enter free.

Please see flyer below

For the latest updates on the B Bops Dance Party events please follow our Bops Dance Party Facebook page.

To book your tickets please head to B Bops Dance Party Tickets

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.

How can the City of Playford assist me with the NDIS?

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

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.

Where can I seek further information on the NDIS?

For further information on the NDIS, please contact:

National Disability Insurance Agency

47-49 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA 5112

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

1800 800 110

Feros Care

34 Commercial Rd, Salisbury SA 5108

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

1300 090 256

Companion Card

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.

Pavely App

Pavely is paving the way to more inclusive communities in South Australia.

Pavely is a social planning app that makes it quick and easy for people with accessibility needs or those close to them to find new places to go or things to see and do.

Pavely is created by the community, for the community. The functionality has been shaped by people living with disability to ensure optimisation of usability and accessibility.

Pavely users agree that the app will be ‘life-changing’, the time saved planning outings enables greater spontaneity, and supports the ability to explore new places.

The app provides a directory of venues and facilities across the state. It allows users to search based on accessibility ratings and inclusive features such as the venue’s entrance, amenities, parking and options for assistance, vision and sensory needs.

Plan visits to accessible venues and events in South Australia with confidence

Step 1. Sign up

Download the app and sign up to join the Pavely community.

Step 2. Explore

Find venues and events that meet your accessibility needs… faster!

Step 3. Visit and Contribute

Save your favourite venues, get directions and contribute your ratings to help fellow community members once you've visited.