Empowered Lives outlines the key systemic issues facing Victorians with disability in their interactions with Victorian Government systems, and sets out achievable actions the Government can take to provide more opportunities for people with disability, more inclusive environments and communities, and stronger support when needed. It has been developed by people with disability, advocates and organisations across the Victorian disability community, reflecting a shared commitment to achieving the rights of Victorians with disability.
Need help from an advocate to access the NDIS? This booklet contains information for people living in Victoria. It includes some frequently asked questions and a list of organisations which can help you. Use the links in the sidebar to navigate this brochure. Disclaimer: The material in this publication is a general guide only. It is … Continued
The laws and processes that protect people from unlawful discrimination. Relevant case studies are used to demonstrate discrimination that is legal and illegal and follows outcomes through the decisions taken by the courts or tribunals. It also includes a step by step guide in making a complaint and what happens when you make a complaint.
This brochure is the promotional flyer for DARU’s online course ‘An Introduction to Disability Advocacy’. The learning outcomes and the full list of modules and lessons that make up the course are included in this brochure.
This supplementary report to Disability Advocacy by the Numbers:Statistics from July 2012 to June 2016 outlines some of the data integrity issues DARU encountered in compiling the report. It should be read in conjunction with the main report.
This document seeks to provide information about disability advocacy using data provided by the Victorian Government’s Office for Disability from the disability advocacy organisations it funds. The report provides basic data on the number, characteristics and advocacy issues of people using disability advocacy services in Victoria.
The objective of this consultation was to bring together disability advocates working on the ground in the sector and hearing the issues they have identified in the NDIS rollout so far. This includes the planning for the rollout, feedback from their clients and the responses to those issues.
This flow chart was developed in response to a session on the NDIS review and appeals process that was part of an Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held on 1 March 2016. As the review process is new and complicated, this flow chart provides a simplified step by step guide to assist advocates and NDIS participants to navigate this process.
DARU works with organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources to keep disability advocates up to date and informed about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
The Australian Government Department of Social Services is reviewing the National Disability Advocacy Framework. This joint submission, prepared by VCOSS, DAV Inc and DARU, is in response to the Discussion Paper.
It is important that the sector develops and uses consistent messaging across all stakeholder groups from Government to people with disabilities to the general public to achieve ‘cut- through’, connect with the people that matter and above all, have important core messages ‘heard’ in a meaningful and effective way.
This policy outlines editorial ethics and production procedures for the DARU Update, a weekly e-newsletter distributed to subscribers.
DARU undertook this stakeholder engagement project over the second half of 2012 to investigate the relevance and accessibility of the resources it is providing to advocacy organisations, people with a disability, and to self advocacy organisations through their relationship with the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU). Interviews were conducted with 28 disability advocacy organisations operating … Continued
This document provides Disability Advocates and Disability Advocacy organisations with a clear framework for understanding their responsibilities for effective advocacy practice. This framework is not prescriptive, allowing organisations to retain their autonomy and diversity.
Disability advocacy is often misunderstood and under valued. this information sheet aims to enhance understanding of how advocacy fits in with a human rights framework and provides an overview of the skills required for disability advocacy practice.