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People 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.

2018 Logan City Awards for People with Disability

The 2018 Logan City Awards for People with Disability were held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

The awards honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that have contributed to improving the lives of people with disability in the City of Logan.

The 2018 Awards were proudly sponsored by Mylestones Employment and Logan City Council.

Congratulations to all individuals, businesses and organisations who were nominated this year. Your ongoing efforts create real change for people with disability in Logan.

2018 award winners

CategoryWinner
AchievementKristyn O'Donnell
ChampionKaren Dell
Community ServiceKatelyn Bagoly
Outstanding EmployeeMichael Ogden
Outstanding LeadershipHenry Campbell
Outstanding VoluneerChad Howard
Emma-Jo Newton
Chantelle Mathison
Abraham Widawski
Lucy Burgess
Kasey Price
Sport and RecreationJeff Taylor
Outstanding EmployerThreadsure Pty Ltd
Innovations for EmploymentLighthouse Care

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.

Alternative formats

To order the plan in an alternative format, please email communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 3412.

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.

NDIS went live in Logan on the 1 July 2018.

Where do I get information on the NDIS?

Local Area Coordinator

Are you or do you know someone aged 7 - 65 years?

Carers Qld has been appointed the NDIS Local Area Coordinator to support Logan residents aged 7 - 65 years to access the NDIS. They can help you to understand the NDIS, how to access the scheme, and guide you through the planning process. You can contact them by:

  • Call (07) 3441 3611
  • Email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner

Do you have a child or know a child aged 0 - 6 years?

The Benevolent Society are the early childhood early intervention (ECEI) partner in Logan to help support families with children aged 0 - 6 years who may be experience a learning or development concern.

Every child is different, so families work with an Early Childhood Partner who identifies their individual needs and the support they need to live their best life and engage in everyday activities. Partners connect families to local services like playgroups, day care centres and child health and development programs. Early Childhood Partners can help children and their families with long term support needs to apply for support via the NDIS and develop an ECEI plan.

You can get in contact with them by:

Contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency

If you want to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency you can:

  • Phone 1800 800 110.
  • 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

What is happening in Logan?

EventDate and TimeLocationRegister
NDIS Information and Access in LoganTuesday 16 October
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Carers Qld Office
Level 1, 6 Ewing Road,
Woodridge

To register  please contact  (07) 3441 3611
or email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

NDIS Information and Access in LoganTuesday 23 October
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Carers Qld Office
Level 1, 6 Ewing Road,
Woodridge

To register  please contact  (07) 3441 3611
or email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

NDIS Information and Access in LoganTuesday 30 October
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Carers Qld Office
Level 1, 6 Ewing Road,
Woodridge

To register  please contact  (07) 3441 3611
or email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

Beenleigh NDIS Information SessionTuesday 30 October
10.00am - 1.00pm
Beenleigh Events Centre
Cnr Kent Street & Crete
Street, Beenleigh
Register via Eventbrite

This section will be updated as more workshops are made available in Logan.

You can check in with the NDIA via their  events calendar page or the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors coordinates a Queensland-wide events calendar for upcoming NDIS information sessions.

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 communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au

The NDIS 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 released 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.

Disability parking

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 and resources at Logan Libraries

Logan City Council Libraries offer a range of all ability resources including:

  • accessibility centre
  • sensory space
  • audio books, DVD, large print.

Check out the Accessibility page for more information.

To find out what your local library offers visit their homepage.

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.

Alternative formats

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.

Let us know what you think

If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to make the City of Logan a more inclusive and accessible city we'd love to hear your ideas.

You can contact Council via:

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.