Disability Inclusion Action Plan
The NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (DIA) legislates that Local Government is to undertake disability inclusion action planning and develop and implement a plan of action to ensure the plans come into effect. This plan aims to make Lane Cove a better place for people living with disability to live, work and visit by developing positive community attitudes and behaviours, creating liveable communities, supporting access to meaningful employment and Improving access to services through better systems and processes
Council worked with Ryde and Hunter's Hill councils to develop a regional plan with localised actions. The community consultation took place between 25 March and 5 May 2017. The actions were developed from the responses of 749 people who participated though either small group consultations, surveys, community forums and one on one discussion.
The consultation period of the proposed Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) has now closed and is awaiting adoption by Council.
New resources available to help people with a disability move to the NDIS
New resources have been developed to support a greater understanding of key concepts such as the first planning process and how people with disability will continue to receive quality supports as well as clarity around common terms within the NDIS.
My First Plan Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides information about what to expect and how to prepare for a first plan meeting.
Easy English My First Plan Fact Sheet
This fact sheet uses images as well as text to illustrate the first plan process.
NDIS Word List
there are a lot of new terms to understand as people transition to the new scheme, so we have developed an Easy Read word list to help explain the NDIS.
Providing quality and safe supports for NDIS participants in NSW
This fact sheet details how people with disability will continue to receive quality and safe supports during the transition to the NDIS between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.
Updating the Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map is a website and app that provides the location of over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia. Information like opening hours, shower facilities, baby change tables and accessibility for people with a disability helps people find a toilet to suit their needs.
To find a toilet people can search specific locations, plan a trip and see the facilities available along the route, save toilet locations, maps and trips and link it to their GPS.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is currently implementing the NSW Accessible Toilets Project, updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the map on behalf of the NSW government.
Find out how you can be involved in updating the information on accessible public toilets already listed on the map and identifying accessible toilets that are missing.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming to Lane Cove from July 2016
The NDIS is coming to the Lane Cove Council area from 1 July 2016.
The NSW NDIS website has a range of information and resources about how and when the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS, will happen in NSW.
It has information available in Easy Read English, community languages and Auslan.
The website also has many accessibility features. This means you can use the website in different ways, like listening to the text or viewing the pages in high contrast.
Please visit the NSW NDIS website at: www.ndis.nsw.gov.au
Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble
The Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble is a drama group for people of all abilities that meets to create self devised theatre and learn many forms of dramatic skills at the Living and Learning Centre on Wednesdays between 6:00 - 8:00pm during school terms. The Ensemble is directed by a professional theatre maker and is supported by assistant director, staff from Lane Cove Council and Lane Cove and North Side Community Services and Volunteers.
Please phone 9427 6425 for more information