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.
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2016 was held on 1st & 2nd September 2016 at NAB Hall, 700 Bourke Street Docklands.
This report provides an outline of the event summary of the feedback received from delegates who attended and lists the ‘calls for action’ identified. Overall, the format and topics discussed were very well received.
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.
On 16 September 2015 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Mike Baird signed a bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of the NDIS in Victoria and NSW. The NDIS will be rolled out on a local government area region by region ( watch video for details). This process is anticipated to continue over … Continued
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.
DARU was establish in 2007 to provide resources to the disability advocacy sector including disability advocates and people with disabilities. We are governed by a consortium of organisations. This includes the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV) and representation from the Office for Disability. Mission To resource the disability advocacy sector Value … Continued