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People with Disability

Mosman Council is committed to the inclusion of residents with disability, their families and carers in the local community. The Access and Mobility Community Consultative Committee supports Council in facilitating access in the local community.

To view Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan, click here.

Mosman Community Care can provide information and referral to local services and programs and provides support for groups for young adults with disability.

For more information, please contact Mosman Community Care on 9978 4128 or email community.care@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Activities

Activities for people with disability in the Mosman local government area include:

Friday Night Group for Young Adults with a Disability

Mosman Council facilitates a social and recreational group for young adults with a disability (age group 18-40 years) every third Friday evening of the month between 6.30 – 10.30 pm.

Activities include outings, dinners, bowling, disco nights, workshops, movie nights and more. The maximum capacity is 17 attendees.

Mosman Council is a non- NDIS registered provider, bookings are essential and made online via Trybooking (link sent every month). Cost for each evening is $55 and entry fee to activities and dinner is additional and at your expense.

Drama Group

This is an interactive drama and improvisation course for young people with disability Self expression is encouraged using music and sounds, mime and improvisation. Each session is skilfully designed to help participants with interpersonal and communication skills while developing an appreciation for story telling.

It is a term-based program and bookings are essential.

For more information on the groups, please contact Mosman Community Care on 9978 4128 or email community.care@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Access

Council’s strategies to provide access in the local community are supported by the Access and Mobility Consultative Committee.

Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-21 has been developed in accordance with the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and with community consultation and engagement, particularly with people with disability. The Plan sets out Council’s actions to support inclusion of people with disability. It builds on Council’s Access Strategy (2014) and Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (2012).

Facilities

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For information on all public toilets (including those offered at commercial premises) in Mosman, including accessible toilets, visit the National Public Toilet Map for Mosman.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia has developed a map overlay for Google Earth that allows you to see the exact location of Cityrail fully accessible stations and Sydney Ferries accessible wharves.

Liberty Swing

In 2006 Council installed a Liberty Swing at Clifton Gardens when upgrading the playground facilities. The Liberty Swing allows children in wheelchairs to experience the freedom, joy and exhilaration that comes from a ‘swing in the park’.

Parks and Reserves

Below is a list of parks and reserves in the Mosman area with an accessibility rating. The accessibility rating is based on features such as footpaths, surfaces, gradients, car parking and public transport services.

To see a map of the parks and reserves in Mosman click here.

Community Transport

The service has two wheelchair-modified buses, which are used for group / individual transport, for people who have health-related or social transport needs and are unable to use regular transport.

Please see the Community Transport page for more information.

Mental Health

Mental illness affects around 20% of Australians at some stage in their lives, but it is treatable. For information, assessment and support, you may like to speak to your local general practitioner or to the community mental health team based at North Shore Community Health Centre by phoning them on 9462 9100.

Council’s community caseworkers can also provide information and referral, including carers support and groups, and can be contacted during office hours (Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm) on 9978 4119.

Lifeline operate a confidential 24 hour telephone counselling service with trained volunteers on 13 1114.

Support Group for Families with Special Needs Children

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My Time Group

A facilitated group for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years with a disability or chronic medical condition. My Time gives parents the chance to socialise, share information and ideas, and receive support. At the same time a play helper and volunteers facilitate stimulating activities for the children and their siblings.

My Time Groups meet at Dee Why and Forestville. Further details are available from My Time .

The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. It will fund long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better link the community and people with disabilities, provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and best practice among service providers.

The NDIS has rolled out to Mosman residents since July 2016. Find out more here.

For information about Uniting Local Area Coordination and the NDIS, including the schedule of workshops and Community Connection Desks click here.

NDIS General Enquiries: 1800 800 110.

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