People Living With Disability
The City of Logan is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia with approximately 17,051 people living with disability residing in the City.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016):
- 1 in 5 people are living with disability (4.3 million nationally)
- 5.6% or 17,051 people living in the City of Logan reported needing help in their day to day lives due to disability
- There are 26,297 carers providing unpaid assistance to a person living with disability, long term illness or old age
- 11.2% of residents living in Logan assisted family members or others due to a disability
Below lists the various facilities, services and programs that Council provides to support inclusiveness and promote participation by people with all abilities in the life of the city.
Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2018
Logan City Council aims to provide facilities, services and programs that are inclusive and promote participation by people of all abilities in the life of the City.
Council's Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2018 will guide Council’s practices in delivering accessible and inclusive community facilities, programs and services over the next two years.
The plan features seven themes, 111 actions and 21 outcomes that aim to improve the lives of people living with a disability and promote participation in the life of the city.
To order the plan in an alternative format, please email email@example.com or phone 3412 3412.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.
For more information, visit: www.relayservice.gov.au.
NDIS in Logan
The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS has been designed to enhance the quality of life of participants through increasing an individual's ability to take part in everyday activities by having control over the support they receive.
From the 1 July 2018 funding for support services will be allocated to individuals with disability rather than to service provider organisations. This change will fundamentally impact how services are delivered to people living with disability in the City of Logan.
NDIS will go live in Logan from 1 July 2018.
However if you meet the eligibility requirements you are able to become a particpant of the NDIS from 1 January 2018.
Who is eligable for the NDIS?
To be eligable for the NDIS you must live in an area where the NDIS is available. The NDIS will be available in Logan from 1 July 2018.
To find out eligibility criteria vist the NDIS webpage.
Where do I get information on the NDIS?
Until the Local Area Coordinator is appointed in Logan the NDIS is the best point of contact for to get more information. To contact the NDIS:
- Phone 1800 800 110 between 8am - 11pm, Monday to Friday
- If you require a free-of-charge translator, interpreter or other assistance, phone 1800 800 110*
- If you are a Text telephone (TTY) user, phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 800 110
- If you are a Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) user, phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 800 110
- If you are an internet relay user, visit the National Relay Service website (external) and ask for 1800 800 110
- Visit the NDIS Website
- Request NDIS to call you
Council will update this webpage as more information becomes available.
What is happening in Logan?
NDIS Readiness Workshops
Free NDIS readiness workshops are being offered for participants and their families and service providers to prepare for the transition into the NDIS. You can find the workshops on their NDIS events calendar page.
|Workshop||Date and Time||Location||RSVP|
|NDIS Information Roadshow|
Thursday 19 April 10.00am - 1.00pm
Beenleigh Community Centre, 10-12 James Street, Beenleigh
Call Allan on 0400 779 113 or visit www.afford.com.au
|School Leaver Employment Supports for NDIS Providers||Thursday 19 April 11.30am - 1.30pm||Nerida Street Community Centre, 19 Nerida Street, Rochedale|
Register on Eventbrite
|NDIS Youth Attraction Strategy - Field Trip for disability sector employees||Thursday 26 April from 8.30am|
Meet: Slacks Creek
Tour: Locations across Logan Redlands local government areas
Contact Natalie Palelei to book your place or for further information
0439 044 070
|Getting Ready for the NDIS|
Monday 21 May 9.00am - 11.00am
|Diggers Service Club Logan, 42 - 48 Blackwood Road, Logan Central|
Register on Eventbrite
|Getting Ready for the NDIS||Monday 21 May 12.30pm - 2.30pm||Diggers Service Club Logan, 42 - 48 Blackwood Road, Logan Central|
Register on Eventbrite
|Getting Ready for the NDIS||Wednesday 13 June 3.30pm - 5.30pm||Fitzy's Loganholme, Bryants Road and Pacific Hwy, Loganholme|
Register on Eventbrite
|Getting Ready for the NDIS||Wednesday 13 June 6.30pm - 8.30pm||Fitzy's Loganholme, Bryants Road and Pacific Hwy, Loganholme|
Register on Eventbrite
The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors also coordinates a Queensland wide events calendar for upcoming NDIS information sessions. This calendar is updated each month for local activities.
Local Support Groups
There are a range of local support groups for people with a disability, their families and carers across the City of Logan to support the transition to NDIS.
To find a group near you down the Logan Community Networks (PDF 116 KB) list.
If you know of a group that is not currently on the list please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Logan Disability Coalition
The Logan Disability Coalition is a cross-agency collaborative network for the purposes of information sharing and developing strategies to respond to issues and challenges that impact peopole with a disability, their families and their carers.
The Coalition runs a number of initiatives each year including the Breaking Barriers and Opening Doors Expo and Logan City Awards for People with Disability.
To get in contact with the group download the Logan Community Networks list. (PDF 116 KB)
Workforce and Employment
The NDIS will roll out across the Logan Redlands area will mean up to 3,876 new jobs across the region over the next few years (workAbility, 2017).
The progressive increase in demand and available options for people with disability and the increased investment under the NDIS will require significant growth in the number of workers across the sector and in the range of skills and abilities required to meet new demand, need and expectations.
WorkAbility QLD have relased their South East Queeensland NDIS Workforce Action Plan, to find out more visit their webpage.
Visit WorkAbility Qld to find out more about the types of careers in the disability industry.
To search for jobs and employers in your area visit the Care Careers website
Logan Office of Economic Development
The Logan Office of Economic Developmen (LOED) facilitates economic growth through attracting inward investment and supporting our existing business base to grow and thrive
The LOED works with a collaborative team of supporting partners including all levels of government, industry groups, and regional and international chambers of commerce, to assist bussinesses to achieve success and growth.
Our office offers a no fee service when working with businesses wanting to locate or expand in our rapidly growing region.
Our team can assist you with:
- Market information
- Up-to-date demographic and economic information
- Site selection services
- Development approvals process
- Supply chain and workforce development
- Access to local business networks
Logan City Council parking officers monitor the use of disability parking bays to ensure the spaces are not used by people who do not have a current disability parking permit. Information is also provided on how to obtain a disability parking permit from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Find out more about Disability Parking in Logan.
Accessibility & Resources at Logan Libraries
Logan City Council libraries offer a range of disability resources including audio books, large print materials and special needs computers.
Find out more about the resources at Logan Libraries.
Preparing for an emergency
Getting to know your neighbours and your local community is an important part of preparing your household before an emergency situation occurs.
Find out more how you can get prepared.
Programs and Services
Council offers a number of programs and services to assist and support those who are living with disability in the City of Logan.
Find out more on how you can access the range of programs and services.
Customer Service Centres and Accessibility
Logan City Council has three Customer Service Centres located at Logan Central, Beenleigh, and Jimboomba. Find out more about what accessibility amenities are available at each centre.
Find out more about the accessible features at Council's customer service centres.
Getting Out and About
Find information available to assist people living with disability to get out and about in Logan.
Accessible Design Fact Sheets
Find information available to assist with the use of Council's planning and development services in regards to accessibility.
All Council documents and publications are available in alternative formats upon request. Formats available include large print, electronic (CD or email) and hard copy.
To request a publication/document in an alternative format, contact Customer Service office on 3412 3412.
Deaf, speech or hearing impaired support
If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.
- TTY (Hearing Impaired): Phone 133 677
- Speak and Listen: Phone 1300 555 727
- Internet Relay: Connect to National Relay Service