International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on the 3rd of December every year. This year’s theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 World”.
IDPwD is an international United Nations observed day. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities 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.
Since its inception by the UN General Assembly in 1992, IDPwD has focused on how communities can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disabilities.
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 disabilities and seeks to create a society that enables people with disabilities to fulfill their potential as equal citizens.
The Australian Government has consulted widely with people with disabilities, and their families and carers, to develop a National Disability Strategy for beyond 2020. As the new strategy is developed, work and consultations will continue closely with people with disabilities and other stakeholders. This will include further public engagement and targeted consultations in early to mid-2020 with people with disabilities, their families, and carers, including those from diverse backgrounds and harder to reach groups.
If you or someone you love needs help with a disability, please don’t hesitate to contact Right at Home Australia. We offer in-home care through NDIS as well as through private funding.
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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 and personal care 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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