Disability Inclusion

In This Section

Woollahra Council provides support for local residents living with disability through the provision of accessible community facilities, direct services, the allocation of grants and subsidies to local disability focused projects and through consultation with an Inclusion (Disability, Aged and Carers) Advisory Committee.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022

Council's new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022 was adopted by Council on 27 June 2022. This plan explains measures taken by Council to ensure accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities and the supports Council will provide over short term, medium term and on an ongoing basis. Council has undertaken extensive consultation with people with lived experience, service providers and key stakeholders. All feedback received has been considered and, where appropriate, incorporated into the final copy of the DIAP 2022.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022 (Easy Read Version)

Local services

Please note due to current NSW Public Health Orders, the following services may not be operating at full capacity. Please follow the links to individual websites for updates.

  • Gaden Cafe - social enterprise and community space (previously Woollahra Community Centre).
  • Holdsworth - supports people with disability, are an NDIS provider and supply nutritious quality meals delivered to your home.
  • Miroma (Inala) – tailored services and support programs to include training and recreational activities.
  • Jewish Care - provides a wide range of services and resources helping people with a disability and their families.
  • NDIS Local Area Coordinator – locate the closest NDIS and Partner office.

More extensive Service Provider Listings:

  • Local Service Listings - organisations, services and facilities in your area (including social support, low, medium and high support services and post school programs).
  • Human Services Network (HSNet) - a free, secure and searchable website run by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Its database contains information about local disability, aged care, health, and homelessness services.
  • National Disability Information Gateway – developed by the Department of Social Services to help people living with disability, their families and carers to find trusted information and services. You can also contact the Gateway on 1800 643 787.
  • Hireup is Australia’s largest NDIS registered online platform where you can find NDIS support workers in your area.

Local Activities

Events

International Day of People with Disability

3 December is International Day of People with Disability - a day to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the contributions, skills and achievements of people living well with disability.

Information on related events will be posted to this webpage later in the year.

Support for Carers and Family Members

  • Life Our Way - a helpful app for family members and carers of someone with disability.
  • Little Dreamers – supporting young people who provide care for family members living with disability.

Enquiries

For more information, please contact:

Community Development
Telephone: 9391 7191
Email: community@woollahra.nsw.gov.au