Action plan: Making life easier for locals with a disability

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An action plan is being developed to make life easier for local residents with a disability.
An action plan is being developed to make life easier for local residents with a disability.

An action plan to make life easier for residents with a disability is on the way.

But Campbelltown Council says it must first find out what the priorities should be for around 8,000 local residents who have a disability.

Using an online survey and other methods of consultation, the council is asking local residents with a disability, their parents and carers, and representatives of disability service providers to help shape Campbelltown’s disability inclusion action plan.

The plan will outline how council can make mainstream services and community facilities more accessible to people with disability who live in or visit Campbelltown, and will promote positive attitudes to disability inclusion.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the input of those living with disability, and their support networks, was absolutely vital for the action plan to succeed.

“Council is committed to breaking down barriers for the around 8,000 people in our local government area who live with disability,” he said.

“Barriers are not always physical, they can also include access to information and technology, and social attitudes.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“We need people facing those barriers on a daily basis to share their ideas and direction as we develop this plan together, to ensure people with disability are able to participate in, and contribute to our community to their fullest potential,” the mayor said.[/social_quote]

Council launched the consultation process for the action plan at a Macarthur-wide forum in November, in partnership with Camden and Wollondilly Councils.

Feedback via the online survey closes on January 27.

All eligible participants who complete the survey will have the chance to win one of two $50 Visa prepaid gift cards.

For more information, or to complete the survey, visit the survey link here.



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