Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley today announced $6 million for advocacy funding, to help Victorians with disability and their families access timely and targeted advocacy support when they need it. The funding will allow disability advocacy organisations to help an extra 300 people per year, with a particular focus on those who need additional support or have complex needs.
To determine where to direct this additional funding, The Victorian Government is going to make a plan to help disability advocacy grow and get stronger in the future. They are calling this the Victorian disability advocacy futures plan 2018-2020, or Advocacy futures for short.
Before they write the plan, they want to share some of their ideas with you and find out what you think of them. They also want to know what your ideas are so they can make the plan better. They want to hear from people with disability and families, advocates and carers. Their ideas for Advocacy futures are in the Advocacy futures discussion paper.
The discussion paper is available in a range of formats on the state disability plan website at http://www.statedisabilityplan.vic.gov.au/advocacy-futures
People can provide feedback in a number of ways. This includes by using a survey or a consultation workbook. They can also receive submissions and information by phone, email or by post.
The consultation period closes on 30 September. They would like as many people as possible to provide feedback.Read Media Release Here (off-site)Go to Advocacy Futures website (off-site)
- Government, Policy, Legislation
- Victorian Government
- Date published:
- Wed 5th Sep, 2018
- Closing date:
- Sun 30th Sep, 2018