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Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026

Consultation closed on 19 November 2021

As part of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, all councils are required to update their Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) every four years. The City of Ryde would like your input in updating our local DIAP.

The DIAP is a commitment from Council that people with disability are welcomed, accepted and respected in our community. This plan identifies actions which Council can undertake to assist people with disability to participate more fully in community life. The plan and the actions within it are integrated annually into Council’s core business and into Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan over a four year period.

This year, the City of Ryde will be updating its DIAP and reviewing the four key areas that have been nominated by people with disability as being of primary importance in creating an inclusive community:

  • Developing positive community attitudes and behaviours
  • Creating liveable communities
  • Supporting access to meaningful employment
  • Improving access to services through better systems and processes

How You Can Get Involved

Council invites people living with disability, their carers, family members, friends and the general community to provide input into the plan.

  • We will be running an online community survey through October to 15 November 2021, where all members of the City of Ryde community will be able to have their say about disability inclusion.
  • We will be holding online focus groups in October and November for people with disability, their carers and their families. Groups will also be held for disability service providers. 
  • One on one conversations can be organised if you are not comfortable in a group situation or need extra support.
  • Meeting in a Box Toolkit has been designed for organisations to use when consulting with their members to assist Council in gathering information that can shape the new DIAP. It contains tools to support organisations to consult with people with disabilities, their families and carers and feed that information back to Council. Please contact Council to receive the Meeting in a Box Toolkit.

Council has engaged ARTD Consultants to assist us with the consultations and in the updating of the plan. 

 

Latest Updates

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 22 November 2021

Have Your Say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 has now closed.

Have Your Say is now extended

Published on 11 November 2021

Have Your Say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 is now extended to Friday 19 November 2021.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 11 October 2021

Have Your Say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 is now open until Monday 15 November 2021.

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 (DIAP) in a number of ways including the online survey, via e-mail, post or registering for an online focus group. 

Online Survey 

The online survey has now closed.

Council has engaged ARTD Consultants to deliver this short survey. If you are unable to fill in this survey online or don't have access please contact ARTD on (02) 9373 9907. Survey responses will be received up until 11.59pm on Friday 19 November 2021.

Online Focus Groups for People with Disability, their Carers and their Families

Register to take part in a focus group below. These focus groups will be facilitated by ARTD Consultants.

Date   Thursday 21 October 2021
Time    1.00pm to 2.00pm
Click here to register for instructions on how to join 

Date   Thursday 28 October 2021
Time    6.30pm to 7.30pm
Click here to register for instructions on how to join

Date   Wednesday 3 November 2021
(Please Note: This session has been changed to face-to-face and will be managed in accordance with COVID-19 requirements, including QR code sign in and proof of vaccine status)
Time    1.30pm to 2.30pm
Location  West Ryde Community Hall, 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde 
Click here to register to attend

Date   Thursday 11 November 2021
Time    10.30am to 11.30am
Click here to register for instructions on how to join

Online Focus Groups for Service Providers

Date   Tuesday 19 October 2021
Time    10.30am to 11:30am
Click here to register for instructions on how to join 

Date   Tuesday 26 October 2021
Time    1.00pm to 2:00pm
Click here to register for instructions on how to join 

If you are unable to register, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you over the phone. 

One-on-one Conversations and Meeting in a Box Toolkits

To register your interest for a one-on-one conversation or the Meeting in a Box Toolkit please email socialinclusion@ryde.nsw.gov.au or phone Council's Customer Service team on 02 9952 8222.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022' and can be made up until Friday 19 November 2021. They can be sent to:

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Personal information collected from you (including responses to forms and surveys) is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

Related Information

Complete the Online Survey

Contact us

If you require more information about the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026, please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.

Last updated on 22 November 2021