People with Disability

Bayside Council is committed to creating an inclusive community and as a community leader, plays a vital role in ensuring that all members of the public are able to access services, facilities, programs and events regardless of disability, age or circumstance.

Council continues to engage with the disability sector, service providers and government agencies to enhance disability access and advocacy in the community.

Disability and Access

It is estimated that up to 18% of the Bayside population require help in their day to day lives

We know the importance of creating an environment that is inclusive and enables people living with disability to participate fully in daily life as active members of the community

Council has a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) with actions it will take to remove barriers to access in the community and in the Council workplace.

To raise a concern about access in the community contact Council on 1800 581 299 

Community Services

Community organisations are available to help people locate and access local support services as well as mainstream health, education and recreation programs. The following contacts are a first step to find information about local services:
 

Bayside Council Aged and Disability Specialist - 02 9366 3679 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide people under the age of 65 who have been born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

Ability Links 

Ability Links NSW Coordinators work closely with people with disability, their families and carers to support them to fulfil their goals, hopes and dreams.

Whether your goal is to take part in sport, education, volunteering, or other activities, you remain at the centre of decision making about how you want to lead your life.

Linkers have strong local knowledge and work alongside communities, supporting them to be welcoming and inclusive.

Linkers can help you to:

  • find ways to be a part of your local community
  • set goals and plan for your future
  • build confidence to achieve your dreams
  • develop your existing support networks and create new networks.