"An inclusive Canberra community that enables people with disability to participate and reach their full potential as equal and valued citizens"
Imagine living in a community where all people, including people with disability, feel welcome, can access all aspects of community life and reach their full potential. Imagine if every person understood and valued the contributions that people with disability make and recognised that they had a part to play in the creation of welcoming and accessible communities. We want to work together as Canberrans to live up to the promise of the most liveable city in the world for all our citizens.
INVOLVE is a movement of people with and without disability, community organisations, industry and government acting together to achieve change that empowers people with disability. We will achieve change though community designed social campaigns that focus on practical action in each priority area.
Hear from local Canberrans, including the Chief
Minister and the Minister for Disability, about what
inclusion means to them.
Our priorities 2015-2017
Affordable, secure and appropriate housing is essential for good health, education and employment outcomes. Achievement of these outcomes contributes to people's ability to participate actively in their communities. We have worked hard to diversify innovative, affordable housing and secure options in Canberra for people with disability with initiatives such as Project Independence, Homeshare and the LINC program, and will continue to do throughout 2016-2017.
Jobs and Skills Development
A job is essential to a person's economic security and is important to connecting with others. A job contributes to personal wellbeing and sense of identity. By acquiring new skills and knowledge throughout our lives, we have the capacity to contribute to Canberra's prosperity and enable it to continue to be a place of great opportunity. We will build on the Disability Confidence Canberra initiative, and the ACT Government's Employment Strategy for People with Disability. We want to continue to improve opportunities for people with disability to develop skills and get meaningful jobs.
Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS commenced in the ACT on 1 July 2014 for people up to age 65. It supports people with a permanent and significant disability to access reasonable and necessary supports to participate in everyday activities. The ACT Government's Office for Disability will continue to work with people with disability, their families, carers, the National Disability Insurance Agency and the community as the NDIS evolves.