International Day of People with Disability

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Holdsworth social support group on an excursion to Paddy's Markets for shopping, lunch and some great conversations.

Holdsworth social support group on an excursion to Paddy's Markets for shopping, lunch and some great conversations.

Published 2 December 2022

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) is on Saturday 3 December. This is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and has been supported by the Australian Government since 1996.

As part of IDPWD, Woollahra Council staff joined the popular Holdsworth social support group which has recently returned to face to face groups after the impact of COVID. Holdsworth Community are supported by Woollahra Council to provide a broad range of services for people living with disability, families and older Australians living in the Woollahra Local government Area.

Making connections

Holdsworth Community support people with a disability to connect with community by attending social support groups. In these groups they are able to get support to participate in activities, develop friendships, extend their skills with budgeting their money all while having fun together.

As part of IDPWD, Woollahra Council includes current information on disability services and will be sharing our success stories arising from Council’s newly adopted Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022 - 2026. One of the great success stories is the recent upgrade of Plumb Reserve Playground in Woollahra.

Plumb reserve swings
Plumb Reserve - a new inclusive play space providing fun for all 

Working towards a more inclusive and accessible Woollahra

Woollahra Council also hosts a quarterly Inclusive (Disability, Aged & Carers) Advisory Committee which provides a forum for people with lived experience of disability, being older or providing care for another person to advise Council on ways to ensure Woollahra is disability, aged, and carer friendly.

Woollahra Council is working hard to make the Woollahra Local Government Area a more inclusive and accessible place to live, work and play.

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