Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Gillian Wilks

Photo of Gillian Wilks, Director, Social Security Rights Victoria

Director, Social Security Rights Victoria

Gillian Wilks is the Director of Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV), a state-wide community legal centre specialising in social security law and policy. Gillian has worked extensively in the community legal sector and in the TAFE and youth work fields. She holds post graduate qualifications in adult education and in evaluation.

 

Session

Welfare Self Serve: Empowering people with disabilities to help themselves

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Whilst buckling under the pressure of solving long, repetitive and annoying problems with national systems such as Centrelink and the NDIS, it is tempting to sometimes take on the problem, make those quick calls and write those letters to speed up the process of resolving a client’s issue in what seems like a revolving door … Continued