Social Inclusion Projects

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Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The City of Ryde Council along with the Councils of Hunters Hill and Lane Cove have developed a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) to meet the State Government's Disability Inclusion Act 2017 requirements. 

This Plan will ensure a whole of Council approach to effectively deliver on the diverse needs of people with a disability in our community; that people living with a disability have access to information, services, Council buildings, facilities, employment opportunities and community programs and events. 

If you have a query regarding the Action Plan please email or call Customer Service on 9952 8222. 

View our Disability Inclusion Action Plan  

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, 270KB) 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

It's time to have some fun on the ice! Help us celebrate Social Inclusion Week with ice skating, dancing and great music. Professional skaters and volunteers will be available to assist less mobile people, including those who use wheelchairs, to enjoy the ice. 

There will be plenty of plastic chairs for less mobile dancers to be pushed by professional skaters and volunteers. 

When: 5pm - 7pm, Saturday 25 November 2017
Cost: $10 per person, Free for carers and volunteers
Bookings essential - phone 9808 9033 or email
. Hosted by Roayl Rehab and supported by Macquarie Ice Rink, Macquarie Centre Management and the City of Ryde. 

Are you able to vounteer? We are seeking individuals and businesses to help push wheelchairs on the ice rink. You can play a pivotal role in this community events, and all supporting businesses will be publicly acknowledged by Royal Rehab. For more information please contact Julie by email at or phone 9808 9033.

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.