Message from the CE, Wellbeing SA - Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Wellbeing SA

I am pleased to deliver the first Wellbeing SA Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 and I look forward to leading the implementation of the Plan to improve outcomes for people with disability, our staff and the broader community.

One in five South Australians report living with disability. People living with disability face challenges participating in everyday life and are more likely to experience poor health, discrimination and violence. Wellbeing SA recognises the increased vulnerability faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, older people, women, children, and culturally and linguistically diverse people, living with disability.

The Wellbeing SA Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 describes our commitment to move beyond minimum access and inclusion requirements, ensuring that South Australians of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to live active, connected and fulfilling lives.  

Importantly, this Plan builds on the Wellbeing SA Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing, reduce the preventable burden of disease and improve the quality of life and social connectedness for all South Australians. 

Co-design and co-investment are at the centre of Wellbeing SA’s approach and partnerships enhance the value of public investment and strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of initiatives. Building collaborative relationships with people living with disability and applying the principles of universal design across our services, facilities, communications, policies and programs will demonstrate our committment to strengthening abilities and supporting participation in the workforce and the wider community for people with disability.

The Wellbeing SA Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 identifies the actions to be taken by Wellbeing SA to ensure we become an employer of choice for people living with disability  by identifying and removing unintended barriers to inclusive recruitment and by fostering an inclusive culture that supports and encourages employees with disability.

Lyn Dean
Chief Executive Wellbeing SA

Contents of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020 to 2024 — Wellbeing SA