The City of Tea Tree Gully is looking for people to join its new Access and Inclusion Reference Group.
People with disabilities, their carers and those who work in the disability sector are invited to register their interest to join the group.
Council’s principal spokesperson Lucas Jones said the group would help guide Council’s approach to access and inclusion.
“We want community members with disabilities to feel as valued and respected as possible. One of the best ways we can do this is to give them an opportunity to have their say on matters that impact them.”
Research shows that 4% of City of Tea Tree Gully residents have a profound or severe disability - 18% of these residents are aged over 65. About 12% of our population provides unpaid caring assistance to people with disabilities.
The City of Tea Tree Gully launched a Disability Action and Inclusion Plan in late 2020, following feedback from the community earlier in the year.