Disability Inclusion Partnership (2012-14)

The Disability Inclusion Partnership formed in 2011 to advocate for an integrated approach to improve opportunities for young people with a disability in the G21 region.

The Disability Inclusion Partnership formed in 2011 to advocate for an integrated approach to improve opportunities for young people with a disability in the G21 region.

The Partnership, which included representation from government, business and community organisations who delivered health and social services across the G21 region, identified a number of priorities:

  • to recognise the dreams and aspirations of young people with a disability, and acknowledge how they want to be supported to create meaningful opportunities within the community
  • to create additional volunteer placements across the community for people with disabilities via a coordinated regional partnership between local disability service providers and G21 members
  • to collate better regional data about education, volunteering and employment outcomes for people with a disability
  • to promote regional and national resources that inform and support community inclusion of people with a disability.

The Partnership created the highly successful ‘Belonging and Connecting’ multi-media project, which was developed to promote the stories of nine successful, young people with disabilities who are active in G21 community life.

'Belonging and Connecting' is a finalist in the 2014 Victorian State Disability Awards.

After successfully operating for over two years, and having delivered a successful project, the Disability Inclusion Partnership concluded in early 2014.

G21 Project Support Worker - Kate Smith, 5227 4000

Click here for partner agencies of the Disability Inclusion Partnership
Click here for partner Belonging and Connecting Working Group members