Building Inclusive Communities (formerly known as Rural Access) is an initiative which supports rural and regional communities to plan and develop strategies to build inclusive communities through a Community Building Program.
The community development approach increases community membership and participation opportunities for people with a disability.
The team at City of Greater Geelong works to build the capacity of the local communities to remove barriers to access and inclusion.
How does Building Inclusive Communities work?
Building Inclusive Communities assists the community to include people with a disability, their families and carers by:
- supporting people with a disability to fully participate in their local community
- building and strengthening community capacity to provide support to people with a disability and their families
- facilitating community planning to ensure the needs of people with a disability remain a focus
- enhance the capacity of existing support providers to assist people with a disability to live the life they choose
- improving access to information about relevant services and community activities
How can I find out more?
The Building Inclusive Communities team for Geelong and the Borough of Queenscliffe is situated with Connected Communities, City of Greater Geelong.
To learn more about Building Inclusive Communities, please contact us using the form at the end of the page.