Have a say on how to improve lives of disabled

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | March 15th, 2017

A PLAN to improve the inclusion of people with a disability and remove barriers to access and participation, is now up for discussion.
The Inner West Council is inviting comment on the draft Inclusion Action Plan, which was developed by the council after consultation with people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies and service providers.
Inner West Council's Richard Pearson says the council recognises that for a society to be healthy and functioning, everyone needs to feel included.
"Inner West Council is committed to ensuring that people living with a disability have access to the full range of services and activities available in the community," he said.
"And that means working with stakeholders to improve inclusion and access to all our educational, recreational and social services and programs.
"Other strategies could include raising awareness of the rights of people with a disability, developing more and different programs and activities, improving information available about what's currently out there, and identifying service gaps and how these could be filled."
Community members are invited to comment on the draft plan until Thursday, March 30 at yoursayinnerwest.com.au or by attend an information session and workshop: Thursday, March 16, 5-7pm at Ashfield Service Centre; Tuesday, March 21, 2-4pm at Petersham Service Centre; and Thursday, March 23, 6–8pm, at Town Hall, Ashfield Service Centre.

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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: news | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 126037 | Viewcount: 178