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Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW), all Councils are required to produce a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) by July 2017. A DIAP will help Councils to better assist people with a disability to participate more fully in community life. 

Our Action Plan will address four (4) key areas nominated by people with disability to achieve the following community life aims:

  • Develop positive community attitudes and behaviours
  • Create liveable communities
  • Support access to meaningful employment
  • Improve access to services through better systems and processes.

Consultation on DIAP will open in March 2017 and there will be a number of ways to provide your feedback on our upcoming Have Your Say page.

If you have a query regarding the Action Plan please email socialinclusion@ryde.nsw.gov.au or call Customer Service on 9952 8222.  

Social Inclusion Week - Collaborate, Connect & Celebrate

The City of Ryde along with our partners celebrated Social Inclusion Week (19 – 27 November 2016) by hosting a series of events in the community, internally within Council, and with the business/corporate sector. These events included:

  • Social Inclusion Is Good For Business - highlights included the launch of Council's Social Inclusion and Diversity Checklist
    This event targeted business/corporate sector senior executives and human resource managers in the Macquarie Park and North Ryde area. The session covered presentations about why social inclusion is important in creating 'inclusive communities', how social inclusion is good for business, tips on inclusive marketing strategies and what the NDIS means for business. View Council's Social Inclusion and Diversity Checklist(PDF, 268KB) or download event presentations Inclusive Marketing Strategies For Business by Jo-Jo Burke(PDF, 2MB) and What Does The NDIS Roll Out Mean For Businesses by Sean Willenberg(PDF, 431KB)

  • Film Screenings and Conversations @ Ryde Library
    This session featured the films Unified Ryde, Footprints: Remembering Ivanhoe Estate and Our Space, which explore the residents of Ryde and their experiences of inclusion.

  • One Thousand Wishes Project
    A project to promote social inclusion to the wider community, over 1,200 origami horses were created by community members and groups across the local government area to form a two piece artwork by Artisans Ryde. Each horse contains a wish written on paper before folding it into a unique and beautiful origami horse and opened up conversations about social inclusion and diversity amongst the participants. The final artwork has been made available at Council libraries for public viewing before being permanently located at the West Ryde Community Hub. 

  • Council Staff Social Inclusion Week Afternoon Tea
    Ryde staff were encouraged to join in internal run activities that raised awareness on social inclusion and to celebrate diversity within our organisation.

International Day of People with Disability

On Friday 2 December 2016, the City of Ryde in partnership with Royal Rehab hosted a Beach Themed All Abilities Accessible Disco at the Ryde Civic Hall to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

To view a short video of the day, click here.

Aged Care

The aged care system in Australia is being reformed to ensure it is the best possible system now and into the future. The system is moving towards 'consumer-directed care' meaning that people will have a greater choice and flexibility in accessing the services they need. To find out more about these changes visit the Australian Government's Department of Health website.  

To access aged care services, older people their families and carers, now need to go through the My Aged Care website.

AGED CARE - IT'S CHANGING! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In response to the recent changes, the City of Ryde in partnership with North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre hosted an information session on 15 September 2016 for older people, their carers and family members titled 'Aged Care - It's Changing! What you need to know'.  
The information session covered changes to the aged care service, how to navigate through the system and the types of home services and assistance that is available to qualified aged pensioners. A copy of the presentation given at the info session can be downloaded here(PDF, 328KB)

 

Last updated on 14 March 2017