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There are a number of ways the Northern Beaches is becoming more accessible and inclusive than ever. Being inclusive is all about adapting the way that products and services are provided to suit the needs of the whole community.

Disability Inclusion Award 2021

Do you know a local business that goes above and beyond to be inclusive and accessible for people with disability?

The Northern Beaches Disability Inclusion Award recognises businesses on the Northern Beaches accommodating the needs of all customers regardless of ability.

Winners receive:

  • A trophy and certificate for display
  • Promotion via Northern Beaches Council, local media and other promotional channels
  • Invitation to the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening

Eligibility

This award is open to businesses that:

  • Are small businesses (having an annual turnover of less than $10 million)
  • Operate within the Northern Beaches Local Government Area
  • Are not primarily a disability service provider

Nominations open

Anyone can nominate a business for the Disability Inclusion Award, including customers, community members, businesses owners and staff.

Nominations open 8 April and close 7 June 2021.

Please fill out the form and return by email to chris@precedent.net or post to PO Box H211 Hurlstone Park NSW 2193

For further information, please contact Northern Beaches Council’s Community Development team on 8495 6621 or disability@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Previous recipients

The winner of the 2020 Inclusion Award was The Cube Allied Health. The runner up for 2020 was Plus Fitness Brookvale.

The winner of the 2019 Inclusion Award was Cordony Hair, Westfield Warringah Mall. The Runner Up was Plus Fitness Brookvale.

NSW Companion Card

The NSW Companion Card program enables people with a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in events and activities in the community. Participants are entitled to a free extra ticket for their carer at participating venues or events.

To find out if you are eligible or to apply for the program, visit the NSW Companion Card website.

Businesses, organisations, venues and events can sign up to be affiliates of the program on the NSW Companion Card website. Affiliates issue a companion ticket to participants of the program at no charge, and in return are provided an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to social inclusion and tap into an underutilised market.

A full list of affiliate businesses is available online.

Resources

One in five Australians have some kind of disability, so making your business or service accessible is as good for businesses as it is for the community. There are a number of helpful resources available online to help your business or community group be more accessible and inclusive: