Disability and Accessibility
Singleton Council is an inclusive organisation which welcomes community input to facilitate accessibility in all areas of community life.
People with a disability play a fundamental role in the Singleton community, contributing in countless ways to its social and economic prosperity. Yet people with a disability are also one of the most discriminated and disadvantaged groups in Australian society.
According to the 2016 Census, within the Hunter, about 6.4% of the population have a need for assistance with core activities. According to Hunter New England Health (2018), 1,025 people, or 4.8% of the population of Singleton have a profound or severe disability (NSW 5.6%).
DISABILITY INCLUSION ACTION PLAN
Singleton Council recognises the rights of everyone to have equal dignified access to services and facilities and is committed to working with the community to make Singleton an inclusive community for all.
Council is committed to addressing identified barriers to delivery of services and facilities. The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 (PDF) provides actions and deliverables that will assist Singleton Council to work towards its vision of being ‘Vibrant, Progressive, Connected, Sustainable, Resilient’ and making Singleton truly accessible for all.
A mobility map of access paths for the Singleton town centre has been developed.
Other initiatives are being pursued including the "Accessible Communities" project where the Committee is working with businesses to encourage and support them to improve their accessibility.
HOME LIBRARY SERVICE
If you find it difficult to access the library due to mobility you may be eligible for the Home Library Service. Community volunteers can deliver items to your home on the last Thursday of each month. Items available through the Home Library Service include books, large print books, audio books, DVD's CD's and magazines.
For more information about the Home Library Service please contact the library.
SINGLETON AND DISTRICT DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Singleton and District Disability Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and advises Council on the needs of the community, and advocates for people with a disability.
If you have a concern or suggestion that you would like the committee to discuss, please contact our Customer Service Centre on T 02 6578 7290
ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND
Singleton Council offers an all abilities Playground at Rose Point Park including a wide range of equipment, a wheel-chair accessible Liberty Swing, designated accessible parking and toilet facilities.
The historical nature of some buildings, street and pavement surfaces may make navigation or access difficult. This Singleton Mobility Map denotes where kerb ramps are located to assist you in finding the easiest route to your destination.