People with Disability
At the last Census (2016) 4.3% of the population in the Camden Local Government Area reported needing assistance in their day-to-day lives due to disability; this compared with 4.9% for the Sydney Statistical Division (ABS 2016).
Camden Council aims to foster and enhance participation by all residents in the life of the community and the life of Council. Council is committed to building and maintaining strong links with our residents who have disabilities and their carers.
Camden Council has developed a Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 - 2021. This document outlines Council's priorities for improving Council services and facilities for people with a disability across the area.
Art Unearthed Poster Competition
The Art Unearthed poster competition will run as part of Camden’s International Day of People with Disability celebrations and aims to raise awareness about what it means to be included within the community.
If you’re an art enthusiast, school student or just love creating artworks, get creative and enter the Art Unearthed Poster Competition. Create your art to reflect what inclusion in the community would look like and interpret into art what does it mean for each of us to be included?
Winners will have their artwork turned into inspirational greeting cards and win up to $100.00 in prizes.
All artwork will be showcased at the Art Unearthed presentation ceremony as part of International Day of People with Disability celebrations on 7 December at Camden Civic Centre.
Categories are open to all age groups including 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12 -14 years, 15-17 years and 18 years +.
Entries close Friday 10 November 2017.
For further information on this section, refer to the below:
- Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 - 2021
- Access Community Advisory Group (ACAG)
- International Day of People with Disability
- Support Services for People with Disability
- Accessible toilets and Master Locksmith Keys (MLAK)
For more information contact Council's Community Project Officer, Aged and Disability on 4645 5009 or via email.