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Department of Human Services

Our vision - Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Communities for all: opportunities for everyone

The Department of Human Services (DHS) strives to help South Australians build communities where people are involved and feel connected, safe and supported. We know that where a person lives affects their access to opportunities and has a major impact on their wellbeing. If people work together to strengthen a community, the lives of all those who live within it will be better.

South Australia's Strategic Plan 2011, the South Australian Government's Seven Strategic Priorities and the 10 economic priorities identified in the report South Australia: The Place Where People and Business Thrive, focus on achievements to improve the quality of life and prosperity for all members of the community. The DHS DAIP provides a unique opportunity to seize these opportunities to benefit South Australians with disability.

Our objectives

DHS defines its priorities with three strategic objectives:

  • support independence and participation
  • make our communities stronger
  • provide the best services.

Our business

The Department brings together a range of services and policies designed to support vulnerable people and to help build resilient communities. We are committed to working together to make South Australia a place of opportunity for all.

Being included in our community is fundamental to building a better life. Communities have a significant impact on our daily lives, influencing our access to services and opportunities, our health, safety and wellbeing.

DHS comprises:

  • Community Services
  • Corporate Services
  • Disability SA
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Office for Women
  • State Recovery
  • Youth Justice


Disability SA
Phone: +61 8 8415 4250

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05 Jul 2018
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