Inclusive SA 2019–2020
The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) (the Act) was passed in 2018 because the South Australian Government recognised a stronger commitment was needed to improving access and inclusion for people living with disability.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) leads the implementation of the Act and Inclusive SA in partnership with State Government agencies and local councils.
Section 16 of the Act required specific State Government agencies and all local councils to develop their own disability access and inclusion plan (DAIP) by 31 October 2020. A key focus for DHS over the last financial year was to support and guide authorities in the development of their DAIPs.
To do this, DHS introduced the following supports:
- an Inclusive SA webpage for State Government agencies, local councils and the community that includes links to information and resources relating to Inclusive SA
- a central inbox and phone line to answer questions from State Government agencies, local councils and the community
- a toolkit to assist agencies and local councils to develop and report on their DAIP, which includes a guideline to help State Government agencies and local councils meet their legislative requirements when developing their DAIP
- an online Community of Practice for State Government agencies to share ideas, learnings and best practice methods, which complements the Community of Practice established by the Local Government Association for local councils.