The Department of Human Services (DHS) has appointed a Disability Engagement Group (DEG) made up of 12 members with with strong knowledge and understanding of disability.
DEG members meet quarterly to provide advice to government on future directions of the State Disability Inclusion Plan, Inclusive SA and the trends in the disability sector and emerging issues.
Inclusive SA provides a framework for government agencies and local councils to improve access and inclusion for people living with disability.
The valued contributions of the DEG are informed through a mix of skills, experience and a broad range of human diversity:
- lived experience of disability
- experience of being a carer, parent or a family member of a person with disability
- have an interest in disability policy matters and current trends.
To create a more inclusive state, we need to hear directly from people with disability and those who support them. The panel provides a voice for a broad range of diverse peoples including:
- people of a variety of ages and genders
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- those from diverse cultural backgrounds
- those living in different South Australian geographical locations (metropolitan and regional)
- those with diverse experiences of disability.