Inclusive SA 2019–2023 is South Australia’s first disability inclusion plan. It sets out whole-of-government actions and measures how State Government agencies and local councils will implement and improve access and inclusion for South Australians living with disability.
Implementation of these actions will help us achieve the Government’s vision for an accessible and inclusive South Australia based on fairness and respect - an important vision for the 1 in 5 South Australians living with disability.
All the actions that fall under the four themes aim to improve access to key areas of life, such as education, employment, healthcare and housing. This is necessary if we want to support people living with disability to achieve a good life.
Inclusive SA also provides a framework for State Government agencies and local councils to develop their own disability access and inclusion plan (DAIP).
On 31 October 2020, 88 State Government agencies and local councils published their DAIPs, and by the end of the year a further six DAIPs were published.
DAIPs detail the actions and measures authorities will implement to improve the accessibility of the services and supports they provide for people living with disability. These plans support South Australia to achieve the vision and aims within Inclusive SA.
Inclusive SA reflects what we heard during extensive, wide-ranging consultation with over 300 members of the community, including people living with disability. We are committed to continuing meaningful consultation with State Government agencies, local councils, people living with disability and relevant organisations and advocates to ensure the themes, priorities and actions of Inclusive SA remain relevant.
This inaugural annual report:
- outlines the activities the Department of Human Services has undertaken to support the implementation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) and Inclusive SA
- presents an overview of the DAIPs that have been published by State Government agencies and local councils
- provides an update on progress made against the 39 actions in Inclusive SA over the 2019-20 financial year
- outlines our plans for 2020–21.