Disability in Knox
Approximately 28,000 people in Knox have a disability of some kind. This equates to 17 per cent of Knox's residents.
Council works to make sure everyone can take part in community life with independence, equity and dignity.
We have a range of initiatives and resources for people living with a disability, their families and carers:
Making our services and spaces accessible
Council is driven to make all our services and spaces as inclusive and accessible as possible.
These services include:
- Guide to Disability and Aged Services in Knox
- Preschool Field Officers
- Access keys
- Accessible playgrounds and toilet
- Mobility study
Our newsletter provides information, services and supports for people with a disability, their families and carers in Knox.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability in Australia.
In-home or housing support
If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) you may be able to access the Home and Community Care Program (HACC PYP) to assist people to remain living safely and independently at home.
Council is no longer a provider of HACC PYP. Mecwacare provides HACC PYP to residents in the City of Knox.
Find out more about housing support in Knox for people over 55.
Promoting awareness and understanding of disability
Council is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all residents, including people living with a disability, who live in or visit Knox.
People First Guide
Information and guidance on inclusion for people with little or no experience of disability.
The People First Guide features profiles of people with a disability showcasing the benefits of inclusive practice.
Missed Business offers guidance to make businesses, goods and services more accessible and inclusive for customers living with a disability.
Accessibility is good for your business helps businesses ensure all people, no matter their age or ability, should have equal access to goods and services.
As potential customers, people will make choices about your business based on how easy it is to access.
Knox Disability Advisory Committee
Our Disability Advisory Committee guides Council on disability awareness and inclusion on all decisions.
It's made up of community members, Council officers and current Councillors.
Learn more about the Disability Advisory Committee.
Contact us and we will get back to you.
Or call our Municipal Disability Leadership team on 9298 8000.