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What do we do?

North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) is a community based not-for-profit advocacy program in the Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Nillumbik LGA’s. The program seeks to uphold the rights and interests of adults with an intellectual disability on a one-to-one basis by addressing instances of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

What do we do?

North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) is a community based not-for-profit advocacy program in the North East of Melbourne. The program seeks to uphold the rights and interests of adults with an intellectual disability on a one-to-one basis by addressing instances of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

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Disability Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission – Update

The Royal Commission will be holding Public Hearings in Melbourne soon and would like to hear from people with disability who can give evidence at this Hearing and speak about their experience of violence, abuse and exploitation in Victorian group homes.

The Public Hearing in Melbourne details:

Date:       Monday 2 December to Friday 6 December
Venue:    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne.

Focus of the hearing: This hearing is looking at homes and living for people with disability in Victoria and is particularly interested in the experiences of people who have lived or are currently living in group homes.
Some things that the hearing will explore:  

  • the right of people with disability to choose their place of residence, including where and with whom they live  
  • how the group home model emerged and its impact on the housing options and  the experiences of people with disability in Victoria
  • the causes of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of residents of group homes in Victoria
  • the effectiveness of laws, policies and key government agencies to protect residents with disability from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of residents in relation to group homes
  • social inclusion options for living independently and alternatives to the group home model.


For more information visit Disability Royal Commission Hearing.

If you prefer to speak to an Advocate or would like support to attend this Hearing, you can contact us on 8407 3684 or email [email protected]