The Queensland Government’s traditional role in disability services has changed as a result of the signing of the full scheme National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) bi-lateral agreement.
Our role has now shifted to supporting and advocating for people with disability, working in partnership with the disability sector to create an all-abilities Queensland and monitoring the NDIS to ensure it delivers the outcomes we all expect for Queenslanders with disability.
To ensure we can provide the oversight and advocacy that Queenslanders with disability deserve, we have created Disability Connect Queensland (DCQ).
It is made up of a team of people who will deliver on the sector’s strongest demand – nothing about us without us.
Through DCQ, we can ensure NDIS clients are treated with respect and dignity, have control of the services they receive and have continuing opportunities for social and economic participation.
A key strategy of DCQ will be to seek and consider the lived experience and views of people with disability, their families, carers and the sector, as we continue to build a more inclusive and accessible Queensland.
We want all Queenslanders with disability and their families to be able to take advantage of the full range of social and economic opportunities available in our great State.
The Queensland Government remains as committed as ever to supporting Queenslanders with disability.
State Disability Plan 2017-2020
All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all
The Queensland Government is building an inclusive Queensland where every person, including the one in five Queenslanders who have a disability, can thrive and reach their full potential as equal citizens.
All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all is the state disability plan for 2017-2020. (PDF, 1.3 MB) All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all is the state disability plan for 2017-2020. (DOCX, 1.8 MB) It builds on progress already made and guides how Queenslanders can work in partnership with Commonwealth and local governments, the corporate sector, non-government and community organisations, communities and individuals, to provide opportunities for all. The plan outlines 5 priorities:
- Communities for all
- Lifelong learning
- Everyday services
- Leadership and participation.
All Abilities Queensland has been designed to complement the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) over the next couple of years, and aligns with the final years of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.