South Australians with disability, their families, carers and the disability sector are being asked to share how the state can be made more accessible and inclusive.
A public consultation is now underway to shape the next State Disability Inclusion Plan, which will be used to inform a new strategy from 2024.
Community members can share feedback via an online survey or make a submission via email, with a discussion paper available for further information.
The new plan will build on the inaugural and soon-to-expire State Disability Inclusion Plan – Inclusive SA and will work alongside the State Autism Strategy. It will also be guided by the state’s commitments under Australia’s Disability Strategy (ADS).
In this segment, we hear from Ksharmra Brandon, Director Social Inclusion at the Department of Human Services. At present, Ksharmra is responsible for leading legislative and policy reform to drive social inclusion in the state, including disability, LGBTIQA+, carers, volunteers and youth reform, in addition to the development of the State’s first Autism Strategy. Krystal Matthews, is a dynamic Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the housing sector. Krystal has developed programs to support and make service improvements to large-scale psychosocial community issues such as homelessness, family and domestic violence and disability.