Advocacy & Policy

ADVOCACY & POLICY

Advice, change for good, social justice

WHAT WE DO

We can help resolve specific issues that impact your independence

Our advocacy and policy experts can help you resolve issues that impact your independence or ability to live the life you choose. We have experience in areas such as NDIS, transport, equipment, housing and modifications, employment opportunities, pensions, personal care, access and much more. The majority of our team have physical disabilities so they understand the challenges you face.

For further information or to be contacted by someone from the Advocacy & Policy Team, kindly complete the Advocacy & Policy Request Form.

  • Assist you with removing barriers such as access issues
  • Work to improve educational supports
  • Have your NDIS issues resolved
  • Assist you with accessible housing & workplace requirements.
  • HOW WE HELP YOU

    Who can access the service

    SCIA’s advocacy team offers independent advice and support to assist with resolving issues that are preventing you from living a fulfilled life. We are constantly fighting for inclusivity and change for people with disability, their family members or carers. Please note: We do not offer legal representation.

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    Individual Advocacy
    Self Advocacy
    Family Advocacy

    Advocacy for you

    Individual Advocacy

    Seeks to uphold the rights and interests of people with all disability on a one to one basis by addressing instances of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

    Individual advocates work with people on a short term and issue specific basis.

    Acting on your own behalf

    Self Advocacy

    Self Advocacy is about developing the personal skills and self-confidence of people with disability to enable them to advocate on their own behalf.

    We offer group training sessions as well.

    Advocating on behalf of a family member

    Family Advocacy

    Works with parents and family members to enable them to act as advocates on behalf of a family member with a disability.

    Family advocates work with parents and family members on a short term and issue specific basis.

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    Support and Advocacy Service

    SCIA is able to assist icare lifetime care clients with support and advocacy for any issues you may be experiencing. We are one of three advocacy organisations contracted to support icare clients. Please let us know if you have any concerns or issues with the supports you are receiving from icare.

    Last year we supported
    118 individuals advocate
    for change.

    CONTACT US

    For advocacy support.

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    Get in touch
    with us online

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    Call us at
    1800 819 775