Disability

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QPRC Disability Access Committee

The committee meets quarterly and is chaired by Councillor Winchester. For further information, please contact Community Development Officer Cristina.dejongh@qprc.nsw.gov.au

The QPRC Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2017 – 2022)

A Disability Inclusion Action Plan outlines the practical, operational and strategic actions that QPRC will take to promote access to services, information and employment, and promote the rights of people with disability.  

This plan guides Council in meeting its requirements under the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014. The plan is overseen by an Access Committee comprising of representatives from across the region. Our progress against this plan is reported in the QPRC Annual Report.

Home Library Delivery

The library offers a home delivery service for people unable to visit the library for medical reasons, or due to age or disability. An individual profile of reading and subject preferences is created for each housebound customer and library staff select and deliver items to private homes and to nursing homes on a fortnightly basis. Selected items can include books, talking or large print books, magazines, and DVDs.

For further information and to enquire about joining the service please phone 6285 6238. 

Zero Barriers

QPRC has recently signed up to the Zero Barriers project, run by the Multicultural Network based in Sydney. The project aims to raise awareness and capacity among businesses in the local area to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability. The initial membership will be a project pilot and volunteers will be sought from the local community to support businesses to improve accessibility and inclusion.  

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