The Commission commends the City of Sydney on A City for All Draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017-2021. The Plan takes significant steps to address attitudes which can present a real barrier to people with a disability from fully participating in community life. In particular, the Commission notes the workforce strategy.
The Plan could be strengthened with respect to people who experience psychosocial disability by the following:
- included explicit acknowledgement of psychosocial disability throughout the Plan
- run Mental Health First Aid training alongside disability awareness training for City of Sydney staff
- incorporate the principles of trauma informed care in service design and delivery.