Disability Action Plan (DAP)

At Y Whittlesea, we believe in creating a community where everyone feels valued and included, regardless of their abilities. This vision drives our commitment to developing and implementing a comprehensive Disability Action Plan for our organisation. Here’s why we embarked on this essential initiative:

Promoting Inclusivity and Accessibility

Inclusivity is at the core of our values. We recognise that a truly inclusive community is one where individuals with disabilities can participate fully and equally in all aspects of life. By implementing a Disability Action Plan, we aim to identify and remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing our programs, services, and facilities.

A Collaborative Approach

Developed through consultation and engagement with our clients, their families, and our Leadership Advocacy group (LA Stars), this collaborative approach ensures that our plan is relevant, effective, and truly reflective of the community’s needs.

Enhancing Participation and Engagement

A key goal of our Disability Action Plan is to provide truly person-centred programs and services to enhance participation and engagement. We are committed to providing adaptive resources, training our staff on disability awareness and fostering an environment where everyone feels welcomed and supported. By doing so, we empower individuals with disabilities to make their own choices, achieve their goals and empower them to lead dignified lives.

Building a Better Future

Ultimately, our Disability Action Plan is about building a better future with and for young people. It reflects our dedication to continuous improvement and our belief that diversity enriches our community. By prioritising inclusivity, we pave the way for a more equitable and compassionate society.

Join us in our journey towards a more inclusive Y Whittlesea. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.