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International Day of People with Disability, December 3, is a United Nations-sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia. Information on how to participate in breaking down barriers can be found on the IDPwD website

This year the annual International Day of People with Disability theme is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.

The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The theme for International Day of People with Disability for 2019, according to the United Nations, focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognises disability as a cross-cutting issue, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The National Disability Strategy 2010–2020

In Australia, the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 commits all governments to a nationwide approach aimed at improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. The Strategy’s ten-year national framework for reform focuses on better inclusion for people with disability and seeks to create a society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

On International Day of People with Disability, Australians celebrate the 4.3 million countrymen living with disability through local celebrations in schools, workplaces and community groups. As the aged care, disability and guardianship sectors have undergone significant reform aimed at increasing client choice (Consumer Directed Care or CDC), Right at Home Australia has become a trusted Home Care Company in the sector and through some of our offices provide NDIS services. Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently. For assistance to provide care to your loved ones, take a look at the disability care section of our website to see how we can make yours and their lives easier, so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.


Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors and adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones, and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government-approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.

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