Liverpool City Council's commitment to providing for the needs of people with a disability in our community is reflected in Council's Aged and Disability program.
This commitment is shown by:
- Consulting with people with disability and identifying needs in the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA);
- Implementing the Disability Inclusion Action Plan;
- Supporting local service providers and networks.
Liverpool City Council is committed to working towards eliminating discrimination against people with disability.
Council has developed a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) as a significant step towards meeting its obligations to people with a disability, under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) and provisions of the NSW Local Government Act, 1993.
This plan was developed after consultation with:
- People with disabilities;
- Their families and carers;
- Disability organisations;
- Council staff.
Community Development Worker, Aged & Disability Tel: 02 8711 7401.
In Australia around 19% of the population have disability. Add to this people who have temporary disability, family friends and carers and the number significantly rises.
More than half of people aged 55 and over have difficulties with mobility, sight and hearing. Providing good access to your business will benefit anyone with a disability and the wider community.
Improving access will also assist your business to meet your legal responsibilities. In Australia, the law states that customers with disability should be able to access your goods and services just like any other customer. If a customer with disability cannot get into your building or cannot access your goods and services, they could make a complaint of discrimination.
There are a number of community representative positions available on the Liverpool Access Committee who are always seeking seeking representatives of the disability sector to join the committee and have their say. The Committee meets during the day once every quarter.
The committee was established to provide advice to Council about improving access access by people with disability. The committee aims to achieve the following:
- Increase accessibility for people with a disability, including people with mobility issues and vision impairment and their carers;
- Provide input into development applications;
- Provide advice to Council on matters relating to accessibility;
- Lobby and advocate on access issues.
Contact the Community Development Worker, Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 for more information.
A Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS) protects the lives of people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. It's offered by the NSW Government.
Applications for the subsidy can be made to the Deaf Society of NSW, which provides information and services to people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing and their families.
Council supports and resources the Ageing and Disability Forum. The forum brings together all ageing and disability services in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool with the aim to ensure that the needs of older people and people with a disability are better met.
- NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
- Disability Support Pension
- Australian Human Rights Commission
- National Toilet Map
- Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA)
- Women with Disabilities
- Australia Autism Advisory and Support Service
- Vision Australia
- Deaf Society of NSW
- Dementia Australia
- Ability Links NSW