Local Government's Role
LGNSW works with councils to promote access and inclusion of people with a disability in their community. Our work in disability is supported by financial assistance from the NSW Government.
Local government recognises that people with a disability have a right to quality facilities and services that enable them to live and fully participate in their communities.
Improved physical access to community and privately-owned facilities is encouraged by local government.
Disability Inclusion Action Planning Resources
Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, councils are required to develop Disability Inclusion Action Plans by 1 July 2017.
A Disability Inclusion Action Plan demonstrates local government’s commitment to people with a disability on improving access to services, facilities and jobs and is also designed to change perceptions about people with a disability.
LGNSW has held forums around NSW. Please contact Anita Ceravolo if you require additional support or resources.
View presentations on the forums page.
DIAP Guides - Templates and Resources
Adapt existing DAP
Adapt a DIAP to new amalgamated council area
DIAP Questions and Answers
Download the guidelines, adapted for local government, below:
Download additional resources below to you with disability inclusion action planning:
For more information, email Anita Ceravolo.
Events and Resources
Aged and Disability Forum
LGNSW hosted an Aged and Disability Forum for NSW councils on 14 March 2017.
The forum was funded and supported by the Department of Health and Family and Community Services.
The forum was used as a platform to inform and support councils on the aged and disability care reforms and to discuss the implications for their services.
Forum presentations are available for download:
- Sector Support and Development Workers Network - Dee Dee San Jose, San Jose Training & Coaching (PDF, 530KB)
- Changes to Home Care - Peter Wojtowicz, Department of Health (PDF, 1.6MB)
- NDIS Readiness - Karen Stace, NDS (PDF, 1MB)
- Workforce Planning - Jenny Bray (PDF, 922KB)
- Change Management - Dee Dee San Jose, San Jose Training & Coaching (PDF, 450KB)
To further prepare councils for the sector reforms, LGNSW is offering the following training:
Marketing in Community Care
Register now - 15 June 2017
Workforce Planning in Community Care
Register now - 20 June 2017
In 2013 LGNSW commissioned a report with funding from NSW Family and Community Services to provide an understanding of the current planning undertaken by NSW councils to support access for inclusion for people with disability. The draft report (PDF, 1.8MB) is available for download.
International Day of People with a Disability
We support International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD), an official day celebrating the achievements of people with a disability. The day is part of a worldwide celebration which occurs on 3 December each year.