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Find out why good access makes good business sense at Social Inclusion Week event

Published On: 20 November 2019Categories: NDIS, News

Carers Queensland is celebrating Social Inclusion Week with a breakfast event on Monday 25 November, to talk about how improving accessibility can benefit local businesses.

Social Inclusion Week, from 23 November to 1 December, is a time to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in society.

It is a cause close to Carers Queensland’s heart. As our region’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community, part of our role is to work towards a fair, inclusive community where everyone is welcome and valued.

Guests at the upcoming event will learn about the business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace from the Queensland Human Rights Commission.

Disability advocate, Des Ryan OAM, will share his insights and the results of Rockhampton’s annual Accessible Pub Crawl, which takes a group of people with different access needs for a night on the town to test the accessibility of various venues.

Guests will also learn how simple steps to improve access can increase business traffic.

Carers Queensland Area Manager, Lee-Anne Simpson, says Social Inclusion Week is a great time to think about how local shops, venues and groups can be more welcoming for a wider cross-section of the community.

“This week’s about doing what we can to make sure everyone can be a full and active part of our community,” Ms Simpson says.

“When it comes to disability access, it doesn’t have to mean expensive building modifications – it can be as simple as an attitude shift.”

Join us at this free event:

Social Inclusion Week business breakfast
Carers Queensland office- Level 2, 39 East St, Rockhampton
(Above the NAB Bank on the corner of East & Fitzroy streets, entry via Fitzroy St)
Monday 25 November
7:30 – 8:30 am

RSVP by Friday, 22 November on (07) 4994 1600 or RockhamptonLAC@carersqld.com.au