Employment opportunities in local government for people with disability have been boosted by a $132,404 grants program for 15 employment projects across WA.
The grants are part of the Lighthouse Project, a partnership between the Disability Services Commission and Local Government Managers Australia to increase employment of people with disability in local government.
The grants support local governments to complete projects that develop a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness, and to meet the requirements of Outcome 7 – employment of people with disability- as set out in their Disability Access and Inclusion Plans.
This is the second round of Lighthouse Project grants. In 2015, grants of $102,316 supported 11 local governments to develop initiatives to support employment.
Local Government Managers Australia WA manages the project on behalf of the Commission.
For more about the Lighthouse Project: www.disability.wa.gov.au > Business and Government> Employing People with disability> Local government
For more about Outcome 7: www.disability.wa.gov.au > Business and government> Disability Access and Inclusion Plans> Implementing your DAIP