As a way to demonstrate our community engagement focus, we have recently committed to one of the largest and most innovative engagement exercises to date. This was through involving over 1600 people who live and work in Playford to help shape our city’s draft Strategic Plan 2020-2024.
Here’s what some of our community advocates shared about their experience and what drove them to be part of the conversation.
Community advocate for people with a lived experience of a disability, Kimberley Ellis, continues to join the conversation to drive change for access to information and services.
Kimberley said she wanted more of a focus placed on people with a disability feeling included in the community.
“People with a disability need to feel like they belong in the community and that we matter,” Kimberley said.
“We deserve to have our voice heard, the same as everybody else.”
Kimberley is an active member of the City of Playford’s Friends Group and would like to see more activities for people with a disability.
“I participate with the Friends Group doing activities such as bowling, cooking and fitness,” she said.
But it’s not only about the services that are provided within the community, it is about creating more effective methods of communication.
“I would like to see better access to information for people with disabilities regarding the different services that are available to them,” Kimberley said. “This information needs to be provided in different ways for all abilities.”