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People with disabilities

We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can get the health services they need.

An estimated 236,000 Queenslanders have a disability which is considered profound or severe. People with severe and profound disabilities are likely to require assistance with everyday activities such as self-care, mobility and communication.

We work in the following areas to ensure we are providing the best possible disability services:

  • Research a current project is 'We’re Listening', which aims to improve health services by identifying the factors which make it more difficult or easier for people with disabilities to access services.
  • Planning – this is led by the Disability Action Committee, which ensures our services are accessible and meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Raising awareness – we are currently promoting the Healthy Living Project, which provides health education sessions and develops health resources for adults living in hostels. We also support Disability Action Week.


Healthy eating in supported accommodation toolkit

The Healthy eating in supported accommodation toolkit contains practical information about providing nutritious food for supported accommodation residents, adjusting meals for residents with special needs, and how the surroundings of facilities can help residents to make healthier choices. This toolkit can also be used by clinicians working with people living with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability.

Healthy eating in supported accommodation toolkit (PDF, 6.13 MB)

Head for Health: a positive guide for mental health

Head for Health: a positive guide for mental health (PDF, 1.09 MB)

Healthy Living flu vaccination posters

Flu vaccination posters 2016 (PDF, 6.88 MB)

Metro South Health Disability Plan 2016-2018

Last updated 26 July 2019
Last reviewed 12 December 2018