Manningham Disability Advisory Committee

Our role and purpose

The Manningham Disability Advisory Committee is a group of local people with lived experience of disability. 80% of members identify as having a disability and 20% are carers for people with disabilities.

The committee provides advice and support so people with a disability have a voice in their local area. The committee will help shape our future and provide authentic access that is inclusive to all. This includes:

  • Building the capacity of Council to understand and respond to the needs of people with disability and their carers by providing an authentic voice of people with lived experience of disability.
  • Developing the capabilities of Committee members, through an understanding of the environment and processes of local government, so that they can contribute constructively as well as support their employment, education and civic engagement aspirations.
  • Honouring Council’s commitment to key Council policies and strategies including the Council Plan and Health and wellbeing Strategy.
  • Advising on the development and review of key Council strategies, policies and plans.
  • Assisting Council to meet its legislative requirements as it relates to inclusion of people with disability.


Who are our members

The committee consists of:

  • people with lived experience of disability
  • people who identifies as Deaf/deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • people who lives with mental illness.

No matter your age, gender, employment, cultural background or sexual identity, we welcome all. Contact us to see if there are any places available.


When do we meet

There will be four meetings throughout the year. Access support is available and members can attend remotely.


How to contact us

If you have any questions, contact us.

An Interpreter Service is available by phoning 9840 9355.

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