The Accessibility and Inclusiveness Plan 2017-2027 will guide the way we make decisions for the future that might affect people living with disability.
Having an impairment shouldn't get in the way of leading a great life here in Lower Hutt. We want to make sure that everyone who lives here gets a fair chance to take part in civic life, including voting and providing their views during Council consultations.
We want all people to use our services and facilities, to be able to get around our city easily and to know they are included and have much to offer their communities.
It's very important that we get advice from people who have lived and experienced the challenges that come with having a disability.
So Council has asked for people with a lived experience of disability to consider joining a new Accessibility and Inclusiveness Advisory Group. Members will need to have a firm understanding of the issues facing the disability community and be able to communicate and network with the individuals and groups that make up the disability community.
The group will advise Council on disability issues around access and mobility, providing a fresh and important perspective on existing and future services and facilities.
The Accessibility and Inclusiveness Advisory Group will act as ambassadors for local people who live with impairments. They will be speaking as representatives and advocates for disabled people who live here, telling us what matters most to the disability community.