Outreach Day in Bridgetown

Do you know your rights as a person with disability? Come along and get some FREE ADVICE in Bridgetown!

Disability advocates Sara Gunning and Hellen Madzingira will be visiting Bridgetown on Thursday 18 April and available to speak to members of the public. No appointment is necessary as Sara and Hellen will be at the Community Kiosk between 10:30 – 2:30 to answer any questions you may have.

Advocacy WA provides a range of advocacy services for people with disabilities living in the South West. Anyone with a disability can access this free and independent service. We are based out of our main office in Bunbury and visit Bridgetown every other month. However, if you need us to come more often we will – just let us know!

Advocacy WA advocates for social change and service improvement in areas including accommodation, employment and financial security, education and training, transport, and access to specialist health services, so that people with disabilities will be recognised and treated as valued citizens within their community. Here is an example of how we helped someone recently:

Susie, a mother of two children aged 15 and 18, has Motor Neuron Disease. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) asked her to move into a group-style home and Susie asked Advocacy WA to help her appeal this decision and help her get Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding to continue to live independently. Due to the intervention of Advocacy WA, the NDIS revised their previous decision and Susie was found eligible to move into her own apartment.

Disability Advocate Hellen also delivers workshops to help people navigate the NDIS and Disability Support Pension (DSP). Contact us at community@advocacywa.org.au to find out more.

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