Disability Action Plan

At Glen Eira, we want you to feel valued and supported with a sense of belonging. Our Disability Action Plan is our guide for supporting people with disabilities to take part in community life. It focuses on building a community that is accessible and inclusive to people of all abilities, and identifies four key priorities for 2017 to 2021.

We developed the plan in consultation with:

  • people with disabilities and their family members and carers
  • Glen Eira staff
  • local disability support providers.

Disability Action Plan 2017–2021 themes

Disability Action Plan Themes infographic

Theme one – promote inclusion and participation

Local opportunities for social connection, involvement and inclusion are essential for people with disabilities to participate in community life. This theme aims to deliver inclusive and accessible programs and events that support the needs and goals of people with disabilities, their families and carers.

Theme two – increase awareness and help shape community attitudes

People with a disability want to be accepted and included in a community which celebrates diversity. This theme aims to promote positive attitudes and raise awareness of the issues facing people with a disability. 

Theme three – create accessible places, spaces and services

Well maintained infrastructure such as roads, footpaths and parklands make it easier and safer for people with disabilities to study, work, shop and relax. This theme aims to create inclusive and accessible areas that respond to the needs and goals of people with disabilities, their families and carers.

Theme four – enhance opportunities for participation in civic life

Many people with disabilities would like to work but face barriers finding employment. This theme aims to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to get involved in employment and volunteering. This will help them to make friends, build confidence and learn new skills.

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For more information, contact our Access and Inclusion officer on 9524 3333 or at accessandinclusion@gleneira.vic.gov.au


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