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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Outcome 1: inclusive and accessible communities

People with disability live in accessible and well-designed communities with opportunity for full inclusion in social, economic sporting and cultural life.

Action 1: Lead the development of disability access and inclusion plans (DAIPs) across state and local government in South Australia.

  • Lead responsibility: Disability SA
  • Timeframe: 31 December 2014
  • Measurable target: Introduction of disability access and inclusion plans (DAIPs) across government agencies.

Action 2: Develop a consumer engagement approach to hear the voices of people with disability in the development of government policy, programs and services.

  • Lead responsibility: Disability SA
  • Timeframe: 31 December 2014
  • Measurable target: Disability consumer engagement approach established.

Promote disability consumer engagement across government and grow the SA Disability Register.

  • Lead responsibility: Disability SA
  • Timeframe: 30 June 2015
  • Measurable target: Increased number of SA Disability Register members and number of organisations that consult with people with disability.

Action 3: Engage with the Aboriginal community to increase cultural awareness when providing services to people with disability.

  • Lead responsibility: Disability SA
  • Timeframe: ongoing
  • Measurable target: Increased numbers of Aboriginal people accessing culturally appropriate disability services.

Action 4: Improve capacity in non-government organisations, local government and SA Government agencies to ensure the requirements of people with disability are considered in all service, program and infrastructure developments.

  • Lead responsibility: Disability SA
  • Timeframe: ongoing
  • Measurable target: New collaborative working relationships developed leading to improved inclusion in the community for people with disability.

Action 5: Ensure DCSI financial policies facilitate inclusion.

  • Lead responsibility: Financial Services
  • Timeframe: ongoing
  • Measurable target: All policies are flexible enough to allow for people with disability to participate in the community.

Action 6: Ensure all DCSI publications (and online design work) are designed with accessibility formats (including text, colour and images).

  • Lead responsibility: Financial Services
  • Timeframe: ongoing
  • Measurable target: All publications and online design work are designed with accessibility formats.

Action 7: Continue to improve the built-form of social housing, including meeting Universal Housing Design Criteria and undertaking modifications to public and debentured community housing stock.

  • Lead responsibility: Housing SA
  • Timeframe: each financial year
  • Measurable target: A minimum of 75 per cent of new stock is constructed in accordance with
    2.3 Housing SA Universal Design Criteria.

    Housing SA to undertake major and minor disability modifications on 2,200 properties in the
    2014–15 financial year.

Action 8: Provide access to suitably adapted properties in regional areas for Aboriginal people with disability transitioning from their community or returning to the region.

  • Lead responsibility: Housing SA
  • Timeframe: 30 June 2016
  • Measurable target: Appropriate properties are allocated to this program, in line with identified need.

Action 9: Support the development and network of housing providers with a specific focus on people with disability, including start up support for Access 2 Place Ltd, a new disability specific, not-for-profit community housing organisation.

  • Lead responsibility: Housing SA
  • Timeframe: 31 December 2014
  • Measurable target: Provider feedback reflects progress and opportunities.

Action 10: Expand the housing options available to people with disability through the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, stimulating investment in new build activity.

  • Lead responsibility: Housing SA
  • Timeframe: To be confirmed in line with NDIS agenda
  • Measurable target: Housing SA will pursue opportunities in relation to any housing programs arising from the work of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Action 11: Ensure that women with disability are informed of planned major public forums and consultation events are held in venues that are accessible.

  • Lead responsibility: Office for Women
  • Timeframe: Ongoing
  • Measurable target: Increased ability for women with disability to provide advice and seek information.

Action 12: Implement the South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines.

  • Lead responsibility: Community Services
  • Timeframe: Ongoing
  • Measurable target: Implementation strategy progressed with South Australian Government agencies.

Action 13: Implement the South Australian Strategy for the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People 2014–2016, which includes people from these communities who also have disability.

  • Lead responsibility: Community Services
  • Timeframe: 30 June 2016
  • Measurable target: Implementation of the strategy developed with key stakeholders.

Action 14: Updated accessibility audit will be conducted to include parking and transport access, kitchen and toilet facilities and travel to and from main meeting spaces.

  • Lead responsibility: Corporate Services
  • Timeframe: 31 May 2015
  • Measurable target: Report approved by Executive Director.

Action 15: All DCSI staff providing services to people with disability have access to higher level learning through nationally accredited Skill Sets.

  • Lead responsibility: Stanton Institute
  • Timeframe: Ongoing
  • Measurable target: Number of Skill Sets issued.

Smart living for independence

Eight new 'smart living' apartments were opened in 2013 to support people with disability to lead more independent lives.

Woman using smart technology in her apartmentThe high-tech apartments at The Square in Woodville West are equipped with innovative South Australian technology that assists people who need 24-hour support.

The apartments are a major step forward in housing for people with disability, providing tenants with greater control over their environment and the ability to easily communicate with others.

The cutting-edge technology includes a call system, environmental controls and communications devices such as smart phones, which are all integrated into one system.

Using such technology affords people greater dignity and independence by reducing reliance on paid support staff and minimising the time staff are in clients' homes.

The Woodville West renewal project demonstrates the value of diverse, high-quality affordable housing in fostering inclusive communities. 


Contact

Disability SA
Phone: +61 8 8415 4250
Email: dcsi.disabilitysa@sa.gov.au

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28 Oct 2016
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