What is Individual Disability Advocacy?
Individual Advocacy is a program for people with disability who reach out to us and need immediate advocacy support. It can take months to find the ‘right’ volunteer for a person in the Citizen Advocacy program, and in some instances people cannot wait that long. Therefore we have staff who provide professional advocacy to resolve issues in the short term.
Individual Advocacy is speaking, acting, and/or writing to promote and defend your rights. Individual Advocacy focuses on the specific needs and rights of individuals with an intellectual disability.
- Accompanying you to meetings
- Speaking on your behalf
- Assisting you clarify and achieve goals
- Helping you take action to get things that you are entitled to, such as services and payments
Who can access help from the Individual Disability Advocate?
All people with an intellectual disability and carers residing in Banyule, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Darebin government areas are eligible for Individual Disability Advocacy.