Advocacy

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You have the right to participate as fully as possible in making decisions and choices about the events and activities of your daily life and in relation to the services you receive.  You may receive help from your family, friends, independent advocates, or your Person Responsible, Guardian or Financial Manager.

We can assist you to access advocacy support if you need it to ensure you are able to participate in decision-making about the services you receive. An advocate is someone who stands up for your rights, and is on your side.  An advocate can help you sort out a problem yourself, or sort out a problem by doing things for you.

Advocacy services enable people with a disability to increase the power and control they have over their lives in order to enjoy what they see as a ‘good life’ for themselves. Services encourage and assist people with a disability to achieve and maintain their rights as citizens and achieve equity of access and participation within their communities.