People with disability face discrimination and barriers to their full and equal participation in the community. ACTCOSS advocates for policy, service models and infrastructure which support people with disability’s human rights and inclusion.
Contact for policy relating to people with disability:
- Canberra Community Care Network
- People with Disabilities ACT: Represents, promotes and supports the collective interests of people with disabilities
- Advocacy for Inclusion: Provides independent individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities
Home and Community Care / Disability Services
ACTCOSS is funded by the ACT Government to convene the ACT Home and Community Care / Disability Services Network, and to do policy and advocacy work around issues affecting people with disability.
In particular, we focus on the impact of service reform on the systems and supports for which the ACT Government is responsible. This is to ensure that supports available to people with disability align to the National Disability Strategy goal of achieving a society that is inclusive and enabling, providing equality and the opportunity for each person to fulfill their potential.