North East Citizen Advocacy

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.

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.

Systemic Advocacy

What is Systemic Advocacy?

People with disabilities often face barriers and attitudes that impede their ability to participate in society resulting in limited life opportunities.. An important part of systemic advocacy work that we do is to raise awareness of issues faced by people with intellectual disabilities.

Systemic Advocacy seeks to:

  • Influence positive systemic changes in legislation, policy and service practice to ensure the rights of people with disability are upheld and to positively affect the quality of their lives
  • Aims to promote inclusive communities and awareness of disability issues

To deliver Systemic Advocacy NECA:

  • Works with people with disability and their family/carers.
  • Works in partnership with other organisations.
  • Is within NECA’s area of advocacy.