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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 6. Goal B: Best Practice Service Delivery 67 A further possible strategic initiative could be looking at providing disability employment opportunities for those people living with disabilities in the community (eg.GEBIE Job Shop, NTG initiatives, etc). INFRASTRUCTURE The ALC advocates for the following proposed infrastructure for Groote Eylandt: MJD AND AGED CARE FACILITIES Advocate for the Angurugu Flexible Aged Care Centre to become a 24/7 multifunctional residential care facility. People who can no longer be cared for in their homes are currently sent into Darwin residential care. There are currently two Groote Eylandt people living with MJD in permanent residential care in Darwin (and others without MJD), and the numbers will grow significantly in the future. There are cases of Groote Eylandt people living in their community in seriously compromised situations because they refuse to go to Darwin and family can no longer provide adequate care. Having a residential care facility on Groote Eylandt would mean that there can be more regular temporary respite periods for families who wish to keep their family member with MJD at home. Planning must occur to determine whether Angurugu should remain the only 24/7 residential care facility across all Groote Eylandt communities, and if so, the extent of expansion of the number of beds required in the future. There is currently a day care facility in Angurugu and Umbakumba and a proposed service at Milyakburra. Whether these become one, two or three residential care facilities influences the planning, service provider negotiations, costings and infrastructure planning. Ensure adherence to Australian Standards building codes for accessibility (AS1428.12009), which must be met as part of any form of negotiations (GEMCO, EASC, NTG, FAHCSIA) to ensure that all new and upgraded community buildings are fully accessible. This could be something that is agreed to as part of the Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA Stage 3). Every individual has the right to be able to gain access to a community building. In fact, from 2009 it is the law. The ALC has the right to insist these standards are upheld. Audit existing community buildings to determine accessibility, and put plans into place with service providers for agreement that all buildings/offices must be upgraded to become accessible (i.e. Centrelink, supermarket, Shire, bank etc). This includes not only ramps and bathrooms, but considerations such as easy-swing doors, lowered desks etc. Wheelchair users are unfortunately being excluded from various buildings, activities or events because of accessibility limitations. Similarly, they are having to rely on others for things they could otherwise do themselves. For example, wheelchair users cannot currently see over the counter at Alyangula Police Station and consequently do not go there to report issues; wheelchair users cannot access the EASC building in Angurugu to collect mail, request repairs and maintenance on their home, obtain ID or participate in activities/meetings of community importance.