NSW Disability Inclusion Plan launched

On 26th February, Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka officially launched the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan. The plan is one of the first steps to implement the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, which enshrines the rights of people with disability into NSW law.

The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan and the Disability Inclusion Action Plans of individual NSW government departments will be important tools in planning and providing more accessible services for people with disability, and building communities that are more inclusive.

The actions in the plan set the direction for change under four key focus areas; developing positive community attitudes and behaviours creating liveable communities, supporting access to meaningful employment, and improving access to mainstream services through better systems and processes

Visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/dip to read the plan.

Sing & Grow

Sing and Grow

Lifestart will be hosting music sessions supported by accredited therapists from Sing and Grow and Lifestart staff.

Who can attend?

Parents and carers are invited to join with their children. Space is limited to 10 families. This is not a drop-in group and a commitment to the 8 weeks is required.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are 1 hour and are held for 8 weeks.

HELD AT LIFESTART BRANCHES IN TERM 3 2015 AT:

Eastern Sydney
Thursdays, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, 16 July - 3 September 2015
Chifley Public School, Mitchell Street, Malabar
Tel: 9311 0177

Illawarra/Shoalhaven  
Wednesdays, 9.45 am - 10.45 am, 29 July – 16 September 2015,
Fairy Meadow Community Centre, Guest Park Princess Highway, Fairy Meadow    
Tel: 4226 3687

Hawkesbury
Tuesdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am, 21 July - 8 September 2015
HECIS, 12 Stewart Street, South Windsor
Tel: 9868 5066

Oatley
Thursdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am, 23 July 2015 to 10 September 2015
Oatley Cottage, Georges River Campus, Oatley
Tel: Adam on 9311 0177

Please register your interest by contacting the above centres.

Social Inclusion Week

Social Inclusion Week is from the 22nd to the 30th of November 2014 this year.

It aims to help ensure all Australians feel included and valued equally.

Giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in all society has to offer. 

It’s about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves.

More information visit:  www.socialinclusionweek.com.au

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