Disability

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QPRC Disability Access Committee

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

We are currently seeking community members who are interested in joining this committee. You can complete the online form below to submit an expression of interest.

The QPRC Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2022 – 2026)

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 joined Zero Barriers. The program aims to raise awareness and capacity among businesses in the local area to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability. Businesses will be provided with support from QPRC Zero Barriers officers who will be conducting visits across the LGA throughout 2022. The program is free to join and participants will be featured as a ‘Zero Barriers business’ in the online directory.Visit the Zero Barriers website or contact Cristina De Jongh on 6285 6045 for more information.

 

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