The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years. Older Persons Advocacy Network’s free services support older people and their representatives to address … Continued
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Advocacy is available for people receiving aged care services. This includes people who: live in a nursing home or hostel receive a community aged care package (support at home) receive flexible care have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) used to receive aged care services or are representing the interests of the person … Continued
The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process. The Independent Office is the final step in the Department of Education and Training’s dispute resolution process. Your school should always be the first point of contact for a complaint, followed … Continued
This Facebook community exists to connect families with disabled loved ones in DHHS residential units who have similar concerns about the changes with residential units being privatised – a decision taken without any consultation with the residents. Shouldn’t staying with DHHS be a viable option for residents who are not interested in disruptive, uncertain changes?
This is a Facebook discussion group for NDIS participants to share their experiences and learn from others. You need to have a Facebook account and request permission to access this group.
We are a group of people with disabilities who Stand up for ourselves Support people to make choices Help with problems Talk about the big issues Learn new things Why we meet Sister Rocks is run by people who have a disability. The group works together to make sure its members have the same rights, … Continued
Deafness Forum of Australia is the peak national body representing the interests and viewpoints of the 3.5 million Australians who are concerned with the quality of their hearing and the effects it has on their lives and the people around them. Deafness Forum provides balanced and realistic advice to the Australian Government and the Opposition … Continued
Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia. Our purpose is to influence social and policy change, and provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome. We work collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission. … Continued
A4 is an establish national systemic advocacy organisation advocating for autistic people and their associates since 2002. A4 aims to represent the diverse and sometimes conflicting views of autistic people and the families of young autistic people.
This self advocacy group operates in the Gippsland area for people with intellectual disability interested in learning about their rights and supporting each other to become more integrated into the local community. Glynn Evans at DHHS Gippsland is the contact person for this group.
The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria. Provides guardianship and advocacy for people with disability when appointed by VCAT and supports people with disability in the justice system, group homes/supported accommodation … Continued
Youthlaw provides free legal advice for young people under 25.
Womens Legal Service provides free legal services to women from disadvantaged background to address relationship issues or violence.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service provides 24 hour free legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.
Victoria Legal Aid provide free legal information and education to all Victorians, with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We prioritise more intensive legal services such as legal advice and representation for people who meet eligibility criteria, based on their financial situation, the nature and seriousness of their problem and their … Continued