Disability and Accessibility
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.
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. Come along to the Expo to:
- Understand your career pathways
- Connect with local employers/service providers
- Be inspired by others and their stories
- Discover your strengths and interests
Watch the video below to see a wrap of the 2019 event.
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
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.
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 Access and Inclusion Strategic Directions
Our Draft Disability Access & Inclusion Strategic Directions Report 2017-2021 is the primary document used by Council to plan a city that is accessible and inclusive for people with a disability.
We followed extensive community consultation and a review of Council's policies, procedures, previous action plans, and audit of some Council-owned facilities to create the report with accuracy.
This report guides us in enhancing participation for people with a disability, and is based on the right of equality of access to services, resources and facilities for all citizens. This document is currently under review as the disability sector goes through National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reform and transition.
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.