Disability Action Plan

This CCL Disability Action Plan (DAP) is designed to follow on from CCL’s first DAP which ran from May 2015 to May 2016 and was extended to July 2016. The DAP was developed in consultation with organisations assisting or representing people with disability including the ACT Deafness Resource Centre; the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service; the ACT Human Rights Commission; the ACT Official Visitors for Disability Services; Advocacy for Inclusion; Carers ACT; Disability ACT; Gugan Gulwun Aboriginal Corporation; People with Disabilities (ACT) and the Women’s Legal Centre’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Law and Justice Support Program.

Download Current (2016 - 2019) Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan (PDF, 118KB)

Download Previous (2015) Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan (PDF, 275KB)

Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective One: Increase awareness at CCL of the needs of people with a disability
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
1.1 Provide reports on data relevant to clients with disability to Centre and Board meetings to analyse and improve services Office Manager From July 2016 Quarterly reports provided to and discussed at Centre and Board meetings
1.2 Review information on effective communication with people with disability and their carers in all CCL induction materials annually Executive Director, Office Manager, Disability Discrimination Law (DDL) Solicitor and Street Law Supervising Solicitor From July 2016 Induction materials reviewed annually
1.3 Arrange training for staff on effective communication with people with disability DDL solicitor From July 2016 At least one training session held for staff annually on effective communication with people with disability
1.4 Update information relating to people withdisability and their carers on the WRLC Library Intranet at least annually DDL solicitor andLibrarian From May 2015 Information onpeople with disability  and theircarers on  the WRLC Library Intranet,reviewed and updated at least annually
1.5 All CCL staff and volunteers DDL solicitor andLibrarian From July 2016 Include content in induction materials about seeking information about the needs of clients with disability at initial contact and review this content annually
1.6 Amend client survey to collect feedback on the effectiveness of CCL’s services for people with disability Office manager From July 2016 Client survey amended and feedback provided to Centre meeting for consideration
Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective Two: Improve accessibility to CCL Services
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
2.1 Implement external report on accessibility of CCL facilities Executive Director, DDL Solicitor, Office Manager From July 2016 Report on implementation provided for each CCL Annual Report
2.2 Review printed information about CCL services for clients with disability and their carers and provide in accessible formats, including Easy English as resources permit DDL Solicitor and Office Manager From July 2016 Printed information reviewed annually and alternative formats provided as resources permit.
2.3 Review website information annually for accessibility Executive Director and Office Manager From July 2016 Website accessibility reviewed annually.
2.4 Provide information sessions at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and groups regarding CCL services for people with disability DDL Solicitor From July 2016 Information sessions provided at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and groups.
Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective Three: Increase participation opportunities for people with a disability and provide reasonable adjustments
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
3.1 Review information about reasonable adjustments in induction materials annually Executive Director, Office Manager, DDL Solicitor and Street Law Supervising Solicitor From July 2016 Induction materials reviewed annually
3.2 Encourage people with disability to apply for employment or work experience with CCL in employment and work experience advertisements and liaise with access and inclusion services at Canberra tertiary institutions about work experience opportunities for students with disability Executive Director and Office Manager From July 2016 Employment and work experience advertisements to include statement that people with disability are encouraged to apply and liaison with Canberra tertiary institutions about work experience opportunities for students with disability at least annually
Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective Four: Increase consultation with and participation by people with disability in CCL Strategic Direction and Management
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
4.1 Maintain a list of organisations representing people with disability and their carers and consult with them in relation to strategic directions and training by holding an annual forum DDL solicitor From July 2016 List of organisations representing people with a disability and their carers maintained and annual forum held
4.2 Encourage diverse membership of the CCL Board Executive Director From July 2016 The CCL Board reflects a diverse membership
Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective Five: Respond to invitations to participate in relevant ACT and Commonwealth policy and legislative reviews affecting people with a disability.
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
5.1 Respond to invitations to participate in relevant ACT and Commonwealth policy and legislative reviews affecting people with disability and their carers as resources permit and liaise with organisations representing people with disability about supporting relevant submissions. DDL Solicitor From July 2016 Participation in relevant policy and legislative reviews and liaison with organisations representing people with disability about submissions at least annually
Canberra Community Law (CCL) Disability Action Plan July 2016 to July 2019

Objective Six: Promote awareness of and evaluate the DAP
Action Responsibility Timeline Measurable target
6.1 Lodge the 2016-2019 DAP with the Australian Human Rights Commission and publish it on the CCL website Executive Director July 2016 DAP lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission and published on the CCL website
6.2 Include consideration of the DAP at the annual Planning Day Executive Director From July 2016 Consideration of the DAP included in the annual CCL Planning Day agenda
6.3 Include a report on the DAP at quarterly centre and Board meetings DDL Solicitor From July 2016 Report provided at Centre and Board meetings quarterly
6.4 Include a report on the DAP in the Annual Report DDL Solicitor From July 2016 DAP report included in the CCL Annual Report