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Disability Action Plan Forum

By: Michelle Taylor

Category: Health & Safety, People

  12.06 PM 14 February, 2013

Location: CFA HQ News, General

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Disability is part of human diversity. One in five Australians has one or more disabilities and this proportion is increasing with the ageing of the population.

On Tuesday 19 February, CFA will be running a forum to discuss CFA's Disability Action Plan. 

We will be interested to hear your views about the following:

  • Issues around access to services, facilities, buildings or sites
  • Issues in relation to employment or volunteerism in CFA (in the context of disability)
  • Issues to do with non-emergency events, meetings or activities
  • Issue to do with communication, customer service or practices (in the context of disability)

The Plan will provide strategies to ensure CFA takes account of the needs of people with disabilities when planning and delivering services.

If you would like to have your say, please join our forum from 10.30-12pm at the Diamond Room of the Stawell Health and Community Centre, 22 Patrick Street, Stawell (accessible venue). RSVP details provided below.

Physical disability is the most common form of disability (83.9%), followed by mental illness (11.3%) and intellectual or development disability (4.8%). It may be visible or hidden, permanent or temporary, and may have minimal or substantial impact on a person’s mobility, cognitive, sensory and interpersonal functions.

Disability refers to a wide range of conditions or impairments that are likely to have an impact on a person’s daily life. The following provides examples of the range of disability groupings that may have
a significant impact on the lives of people and which may affect their ability to undertake training or access employment; every person’s situation is unique and should be treated as such: 

  • sensory
  • neurological
  • medical conditions
  • learning
  • intellectual
  • mental health

CFA is developing it’s Disability Action Plan to address the following four areas as specified in the Disability Act 2006

  • promoting access for people with disabilities
  • reducing barriers to their employment
  • promoting their inclusion in the community; and
  • achieving changes in attitudes

CFA is committed to the development of a Disability Action Policy to ensure our services and programs do not exclude people with disabilities or treat them less favourably than other people.

Please RSVP by noon February 18th on 9262 8904 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any support requirements, please mention at RSVP.

Attendance is voluntary and there is no requirement any staff member to attend.  Those who decide to attend in their own time will not be paid overtime.



Last Updated: 15 February 2013