Bundaberg Region Individual Advocacy Service is provided by People with Disability (PWD) and offers Individual advocacy.
Our Individual and Group Advocacy Services are provided by Advocates who stand up for the rights of a person with disability and helps sort out their complaint, issue or problem. Our advocates take direction from the person with disability, keeps their issues and information private and confidential and only releases information with permission from the person. Advocacy support can include going to meetings with or for the person, writing letters, making phone calls or assisting them to lodge complaints. PWDA’s Individual and Group Advocacy Advocates work tirelessly to resolve issues and improve the quality of life for people with disability.
Speaking up for my rights – Individual advocacy – Easy English
We have a range of brochures, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and in community languages (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese) available in Word and PDF formats.
Our Individual & Group Advocacy Services are
- short to medium term,
- to people with disability who have serious and urgent issues and
also provides information to people with disability about how to advocate for themselves.
Priority is given to people with disability experiencing abuse and neglect, discrimination, homelessness, or those who lack appropriate services and supports. Specific consideration is given to groups of people experiencing increased disadvantage:
women with disability
children with disability
people with multiple disability
people with disability who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
people with disability living in segregated settings (boarding houses, institutions, prisons and detention centres)
people with disability living in regional or remote areas.