Disability


Disability Access and Inclusion Plan - Survey Extended

Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to building a thriving region of opportunity where our communities enjoy a vibrant lifestyle.

Council is developing a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan that will set out council's commitment to making council facilities, services and information accessible to everyone.

Council seeks your feedback to assist in the development of its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The community survey has been extended until May 31 to ensure council captures the issues important to residents around access and inclusion in the Moreton Bay region.

Residents are encouraged to complete the Disability Access and Inclusion survey which will take approximately 10 minutes.

There are several ways you can take part:

  • Complete the online survey
  • Download a hard copy of the survey
  • Complete the survey over the phone by calling (07) 3205 0555 and request to speak with a Community & Cultural Programs Officer. 

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact Council through the National Relay Service. For more information visit the NationalRelay Service website or call TTY on1800 555 660  

If you require an interpreter, assistance is available through the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS). Interpreter assistance is available in 160 languages and dialects. To use an interpreter, please phone 131 450.  

For more information about community consultation please call (07) 3205 0555 email . Survey closes 31 May, 2017. 

Disability Action Week Fund

Council is offering grant funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver events and activities during Disability Action Week, held annually during September. Up to $1,000 is available to eligible organisations. 

To view Council’s financial assistance opportunities, previous projects or for more information see Disability Action Week.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for implementing the NDIS which is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is being rolled out across Australia and is expected to be implemented in the Moreton Bay Region on 1 January, 2019.

How does the NDIS work?

The NDIS provides funding to people with a disability who are under the age of 65. Eligible people are referred to as participants by the Scheme. Participants are enabled to choose the providers they engage with to best support their needs. The aim of participants selecting the provider is to increase independence, inclusion and social and economic participation.

Providers are individuals or organisations that deliver a support or a product to a participant in the NDIS. 

Where can I get more information? 

More information
Participants Providers
mamre Association Incorporated - Pave the Way
Phone: 1300 554 402
Queensland Government toolkits for providers
YFS Participant Readiness Project
Phone: 1800 772 383
Business development package
 
Scheme access toolkits
Queensland Government NDIA
Frequently asked questions

For more general information, registering as a provider, or assessing if you are an eligible participant in the Moreton Bay Region, please phone 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website 

Community Directory

To search and view available disability support service providers, see the online community directory.

Community Network Meetings

Council facilitates and supports a number of key community networking opportunities attended by government agencies and community service providers. These meeting are designed to assist in sharing information between Council, community service providers and government agencies, and are generally held every two months. See Community Network Meetings if you are interested in attending. Alternatively please call the Community and Cultural Programs team for more information on (07) 3205 0555.

Community eNewsletters

Community Links is Council’s primary community newsletter, offering information relating to funding and employment opportunities, professional development training, new initiatives and events for communities and community service organisations. See eNewsletter - Community Links to submit a piece of information for publication or to subscribe to Community Links.

More information

If you require further information, please contact our Community and Cultural Programs team: 

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