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Tuesday, 5 June 2018
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People with Disabilities

Council is committed to supporting people with disabilities and their carers. We have information available on access in and around Hunters Hill including locations of accessible public toilets and facilities with hearing loops.

Council has information on services available to support people with a disability and their carers. Information on transport, meals, home maintenance and a range of other options is available.

Council has an Access Committee consisting of dedicated residents, carers, volunteers and Council representatives. This Committee advises Council and provides an avenue for exchanging ideas and information on disability issues. It aims to challenge and remove barriers, both social and physical, that prevent people from participating fully and safely in the community.

For further information on any of the topics above, please contact the Aged and Disability Coordinator, Ph: 9879 9454 or Email: kuttyk@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

New Award to celebrate Inclusive Businesses

Improved inclusion and access enrich our community and can make a big difference to business!

Hunter’s Hill Council is proud to launch a new business award for ‘Inclusion’ in The Northern Business Awards. Hunter’s Hill, City of Ryde, and Lane Cove Councils have come together to introduce an award at the upcoming Northern Districts Local Business Awards that will recognize business achievements in embracing inclusion.

How can I nominate a business for this award?
It is one quick and easy form to fill out and this will mean positive community recognition for the nominees! Customers, staff or business owners can nominate with a local ‘inclusion’ good news business story.

To nominate a business download the form, fill it out and return it to Chris@precedent.net

Nominations open on June 11 and close on July 3, 2018. The awards presentation night is on August 29.

Inclusion essentially means working to make everybody welcome, and we are calling for award nominations from businesses and customers alike, for businesses and staff who are going above and beyond to make everyone in our diverse community welcome.
40% of adults identify as having some form of disability or long term health condition. And every person with a disability is a potential customer. People with a disability can be loyal customers to establishments that cater for their needs, which can mean more sales for your business. Improving the accessibility of local businesses benefits everyone, especially people with a disability, parents with prams, people with English as a second language and older residents.

Inclusion: good for my community, good for my business.

Support Services for People with a Disability

For people under 65 years

Ability Links

* Supports people with a disability (aged 9 - 64 years), their families and carers. You will have access to a co-ordinator ("Linker") who will work with you to help plan for your future, and build on your strengths and skills to develop networks within your community.

For further information contact:
Uniting Care NSW/ACT: ability links@unitingcarenswact.org.au Ph: 8830 0768
or
Settlement Services International: info@ssi.org.au Ph: 8799 6700

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is available for people who meet the access requirements in the Northern Sydney area. Eligible people will be able to access services and supports via the NDIS. For further information on the NDIS access criteria contact 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au

* The NSW Department of Family & Community Services will continue to provide a range of services and accommodation options for people with a disability under 65 years of age until 30 June 2018. For further information contact: www.adhc.nsw.gov.au or Ph 9407 1650 Eligibility criteria apply.

For people 65 years of age and over (50 for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background) visit Council's Older People page or My Aged Care Ph: 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au


Carers Support

A range of services and information is available to help people who are caring for a frail aged or relative or friend with a disability.

Sydney Community Services - Carers Support Ph: 9817 0101
Groups include Older Parent Carers, Carers of Young Adults, Carers of Children with a Disability, Korean Parents of Children with a Disability.

Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Ph: 1800 052 222
- Provides short-term or emergency respite.

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