How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability

A place-based framework for success

How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability

This website provides a place-based framework for action based on the current experiences of local governments in Australia. It does not propose a one-size-fits-all approach, as local governments operate in different geographical, legislative, economic and cultural contexts, all of which influence how they meet the needs of their communities. As such, some elements of the framework will be more relevant and applicable than others.

Engage people with disability
about their needs

Build collaborative networks
and partnerships

Plan, implement and
measure outcomes

Advocate within and
outside the sector

Build capability
and leadership

Boost local employment

Supporting local governments to make communities as inclusive as possible

Research by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance showed that most local governments deliver parts of the framework, although there is variation in the nature and intensity of actions. There is a checklist at the end of each section to support local governments identify where they can take action to increase the social and economic participation of people with disability.

Download the resources below

Place-based framework - PDF version

Place-based framework - Word version

Literature and statutory review

National survey of local governments

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