I am proud to deliver South Australia’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan – Inclusive SA – established as part of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA).
South Australians living with disability and those in the service delivery sector have experienced their largest ever reforms with the recent full transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). While around 30,000 people are now receiving supports, one in five report living with disability in South Australia, highlighting the importance of inclusion planning.
In this new era of disability service delivery, development of the state plan has provided the opportunity to consult with members of the community with lived experience, in order to learn more about how the State Government can foster inclusion and accessibility in new ways. I am grateful to the many hundreds of South Australians who contributed to the consultation process through forums, emails, phone calls and online discussions.
Inclusive SA paves the way for a whole-of-government approach to inclusion, and I look forward to continuing the team effort required to bring about the necessary changes. Inclusivity benefits all South Australians, and together with local councils and State Government agencies, we are committed to delivering the economic and social benefits of a more inclusive state.
Michelle Lensink MLC
Minister for Human Services