Disability and inclusion

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The City of Tea Tree Gully's vision is to have a thriving, inclusive community with a quality lifestyle where people living with disability are valued and treated equally, with dignity and respect.

Council disability services

Help applying for the NDIS

Feros Care run a free face-to-face drop in service at the Library.

  • Sessions held on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9am to 3pm. Excludes school and public holidays.
  • No appointment necessary.

Feros Care is the Local Area Coordinator for NDIS, supporting applications for people with disability. 

Get involved

Programs and activities in our community

People with disabilities are welcome to attend our programs, activities and events. We encourage reaching out to us to ensure we can support your needs. 

Disability and Inclusion Plan Community Reference Group

For those with a lived experience of a disability, register your interest to join our advisory group. 

Volunteering opportunities

People with disabilities are encouraged and welcomed to volunteer with the City of Tea Tree Gully. Find out how to get involved. 

Support services

Transport services

Our community bus is available for our community. 

Home Library Service

For those who can't visit the library, our Home Library Service offers free, monthly deliveries that brings the library to you at home. 

Friday Favourites - exploring your abilities

A weekly social disability program - currently full. Join the waiting list 

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

 The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan was adopted by Council on Tuesday 25 August 2020.

Achievements
  • Community reference group of people with lived experience who guide Council programs and services
  • Inclusive website that can be customised to individual needs 
  • Communication access boards at Council reception
  • Disability awareness training for staff and some volunteers
  • Upgraded buildings with accessible toilets, ramps, showers and clubrooms 
  • Volunteer buddy program to assist people living with disabilities to volunteer in an area that interests them
  • Inclusive equipment and a wheelchair track at Solandra Reserve playground

 

Companion card

A companion card allows a carer or companion to attend some events at no charge.

This applies when accompanying a person who has paid entry to Waterworld and some events at Golden Grove Arts Centre.

Please contact the event organiser to arrange access for mobility aids, guide dog, audience location for sight, audio, toilets, etc.

Sunflower project - hidden disabilities

City of Tea Tree Gully supports people with hidden disabilities through the Sunflower project.

Globally 1 in 6 of us live with a disability or 4.4 million in Australia. Disabilities can be temporary, situational or permanent.

What is the hidden disabilities sunflower?

The hidden disabilities sunflower is a lanyard or wristband decorated with sunflowers.

People living with hidden disabilities can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard to signal that they need additional support. This could be extra time to understand, shop, use transport or public spaces. Visit: Sunflower - hidden disabilities website

Our friendly Library, Waterworld, Events and Customer Service staff are learning to better support residents with hidden disabilities.

Ask for a free sunflower lanyard from the Library or a waterproof wrist band from Waterworld - depending on availability.

Sunflower products are also available at Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre at the concierge desk, or from the Sunflower hidden disabilities online shop 

Service providers and support

Find NDIS service providers

Additional service providers

Disability support

Local inclusive sports

Have your say

Provide feedback on current consultations by becoming a member of the online Have your say community. 

If you have general feedback about Council services, complete our online Feedback form

Download the Pavely app

Pavely is a social planning app recently launched by the State Government. It enables users to find, rate and review inclusive venues in South Australia - Pavely