Department of Human Services

Disability

Disability Safeguarding Task Force
A Safeguarding Task Force was appointed by the Minister for Human Services in May 2020 to examine gaps in oversight and safeguarding for people living with disability in South Australia.
Safeguarding Task Force information

DHS provides services for our existing clients or people with NDIS plans in South Australia, through:

  • Accommodation Services and Northgate Aged Care
  • Equipment Program
  • Independent Living Centre and the Continence Resource Centre.

The effect of the NDIS on disability services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now funds disability services, giving people living with a disability the choice and control over who provides their services.

Disability services provided by the Department of Human Services have been changing in response.

If you’re looking for services

Contact the NDIS or its Local Area Co-ordinators (LACs) who have offices servicing South Australia.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020–2024

We have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) that supports the State Disability Inclusion Plan.

Our DAIP sets out the actions we will take over the next four years to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of our services and supports.

Locate a BlueBay (accessible parking spaces)

The South Australian Government through the Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed a free mobile-friendly database to help people with disability locate accessible parking spaces around South Australia.

You can search for accessible parking spaces by postcode or address, and get descriptions of accessible spaces, including if they are metered.

Access the BlueBays database

What’s coming?

DHS is working to deliver a new inclusive app (Inclusive SA Action 2) that will display existing and future services and facilities that are wheelchair and disability-access friendly around South Australia and it is anticipated that the BlueBays database will evolve within this new app upon its rollout.

We plan to consult with the community as the new app continues its development so keep checking back for updates or contact the DHS Access and Inclusion Team through the Inclusive SA ‘contact us’ page.

Page last updated : 27 May 2021

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