Over the next three years, the South Australian Government is committed to progressing the actions within Inclusive SA and developing new initiatives to improve access and inclusion for people with disability.
It is important that Inclusive SA provides a strong link between the National Disability Strategy and the State’s DAIPs. To achieve this, the Department of Human Services will lead a review of Inclusive SA following the release of the new National Disability Strategy in mid-2021.
The Department of Human Services, on behalf of the South Australian Government, will continue to work closely with the Commonwealth Government and other jurisdictions to develop the new National Disability Strategy and associated outcomes framework. The Strategy and the outcomes framework will set out an approach and structure for governments to track the effectiveness of the Strategy and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through agreed sets of national outcomes, indicators and measures. Over time, this will provide the information needed to understand if our initiatives and actions are improving the lives of South Australians living with disability.
Now that State Government agencies and local councils have developed their DAIPs, it is anticipated the revised Inclusive SA will focus more on the priorities and outcomes State authorities would like to achieve over the next three years and will provide a stronger framework for DAIPs to operate within. Targeted consultation with priority groups, stakeholder engagement and co-design activities will inform the reshaping of existing priorities and outcomes.
Inclusive SA is South Australia’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan. It is an important starting point that we will build upon and improve as we move to the new National Disability Strategy and outcomes framework and continue to consult with people living with disability, the community, State Government agencies and local councils.