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Local Government DIAP guidelines. Richard Hawkins. Disability Access and Inclusion. May 2016. Overview. Disability Inclusion Act – December 2014. Disability Inclusion Plan launched in February 2015 - . ID: 616925 Download Presentation

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NSW Disability Inclusion Plan &

Local Government DIAP guidelines

Richard HawkinsDisability Access and InclusionMay 2016



Disability Inclusion Act – December 2014

Disability Inclusion Plan launched in February 2015 -

Implementation commenced

Disability Inclusion Action Planning guidelines released in June 2015 for Agencies and September 2015 for Local Government

Agencies developed DIAP Guidelines by December 2015

LG NSW working with FACS to develop additional resources and supports for councils to meet their June 2017 obligations


National Disability Strategy (NDS)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPWD)

NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (DIA)

NSW Disability Inclusion Plan

Accessible, liveable communitiesEmploymentSystems and processAttitudes and behaviours

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

An Inclusive NSW

Disability Inclusion Action Plans

NDIS Implementation

Disability reform impacting inclusion in NSW



NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014)

Four Areas of focus:

Positive community attitudes and


Liveable communities

Meaningful employment

Accessible systems and processes

Governance – DIPIC – whole of government and community

Evaluation – Evaluation Framework being developed


NSW Disability Inclusion Plan

Some Highlights of the initial plan actions:

1.1 Public awareness campaign – work commenced

1.2 Human Rights L&D – to


out in June

2.1 Liveable communities – round 2 complete – round 3 in late 2016



government forums

2x held

to date

2.3 Disability Inclusion Promotion

Officers x3


Accessible Tourism


Employment Programs

(Ministerial priority)

4.2 DIAPs and Guidelines


Accessible Tourism



Attitudes &


Systems & information


Information for business and community

Raised community awareness

Increased visibility

Information visitors and local residents

Mapping of local services and gaps

Understanding of ‘Accessibility’

Improved infrastructure

Greater range of services

Injection of tourist dollars

Disability employment showcases inclusion

Linking to national resources

Linking to info delivery platforms

Increased business opportunities

Accessible communities

Universal design

Community engagement and involvement

Tourism based employment opportunities

Engaged business community

Multiple stakeholders: Aged, carers, mums

Nicer place to live

Links to BIG DATA

More welcoming communities






Disability Employment Focus 2016

Human Rights & Disability training package Developed jointly by FACS and the Human Rights Commission Target – Middle management – public service and communityTo be rolled out early 2016. Available to all agencies to support inclusive practice.Contact: FACS Legal / Participation and Inclusion


Disability Inclusion Promotion Officers (x3)Partnership with Sports NSW, Clubs NSW, NSW Business Chamber Target – constituent awareness of disability inclusion and employment opportunities.Commenced and ongoing 2016Contact: Disability Access and Inclusion - P&I

Public awareness campaignRaising awareness and changing attitudes towards employing people with disability across government and communitySocial marketing campaign using a range of media to influence the target audience – potential employers and general publicJune 2016Contact: Disability Access and Inclusion – P&I

NDISILS and individual planning supportDPC lead

DATA & EvaluationPSC - Public Service SurveyFACS – service provision and diversity dataHuman Resources – AdjustmentsMonitoring Framework for the NSW DIP

Transition to Work & disability employment access programs Ongoing employment support programs for ADHC clientsContact: ADHC – Community Access

Employment Enablement ProgramPartnership with FACS, Australian Network on Disability and Social Ventures Australia Raising awareness and changing attitudes towards employing people with disability Target – 7 x potential organisationsTo roll out by June 2016Contact ADHC – Community Access



Care Careers National Disability Services and FACSContact: P&I / NDS

Employment Summit / Conference.FACS hosting whole of government – whole of community forum targeting select issues in employment for people with disabilityQ4 2016Contact: Disability Access and Inclusion - P&I

Disability Employee Network development Developing a DEN in each agency to raise awareness of issues and support initiatives for employing people with disability Supporting the development of DENs and growing a NSW networkLate 2016Contact: Disability Access and Inclusion - P&I / PSC

Disability Employment Advisory Committee - DEAC Ongoing high level working group examining disability in the public sector context.Ongoing PSC - ADHC CEO, FACS Sec

FACS Disability Inclusion Action PlanImplementation over 4 years of the FACS DIAP including specific employment initiatives including:Active encouragement of applicantsTargeted graduate positionsReasonable adjustment policyInternal information accessibilityFACS P&I and all divisionsContact: FACS Corporate Services

NSW Accessible ICT policyCross agency collaborative development of Accessible ICT policy – lead by Finance and FACS.Identifying opportunities to exploit technology to increase access to jobs for those with disability Contact: FACS Disability Access and Inclusion

Local Government Disability Inclusion PlanningWorking with LGNSW and local councils to support DIAP planningEmployment is a focus in councilsContact: Disability Access and Inclusion – P&I

NSW Government Agency DIAPsEmployment is a focus area Each NSW Government agency has a DIAP with a focus on action to support inclusion.Guidelines The actions will be reviewed to identify systemic approaches to support employmentContact: Disability Access and Inclusion - P&I

Disability Council NSWEmployment working groupContact: DC NSW

Current ongoing

To commence


Accessible Tourism

Formative work commenced

Will link key community stakeholders, business and local government

Drive the business case for inclusion tourism, and employment

Contact: Disability Access and Inclusion - P&I


DIAP Guidelines

The Guidelines were developed through a series of workshops and consultation with agencies, people with disability and other stakeholders

Critical to successful implementation are:

buy-in from agency executive

building ongoing engagement mechanisms with people with disability across the range of employees, customers, clients, students, inmates, passengers etc.

Practical achievable actions

A workshop series was undertaken with agencies to support planning – these focus on engagement, employment, whole of government actions, monitoring and reporting.






December 2015



People with disability, peaks, customers, clients, service users, public, employees, DENs, service providers, contractors, community groups


As for consultation but establishing longer term structures and ongoing communication channels: committees, advisory groups, working parties, DENs, accessible feedback mechanisms, complaints mechanisms, satisfaction surveys


Contacting, informing and listening through forums, focus groups, meetings, workshops, submissions, surveys, “Have Your Say”, email, letters, suggestions boxes. Using accessible formats and media

WHY: To inform initial actions for the DIAP and develop engagement approach

WHY: To maintain engagement, provide feedback and monitoring implementation



DIAPs & Local Government

Local government has a critical role to play in inclusive planning

Local Government have until July 2017 to develop their Disability Inclusion Plan to align with their broader community planning framework requirements.

The Local government guidelines support the local government planning process

LG NSW and FACS are identifying ways to support councils to develop these plans.

Resource sharing, local collaboration, coordinating consultations etc.

Link with the larger picture – tourism, community


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