Disability Advocacy Services
People with Disability Australia (PWDA)
Ph.1800 422 015 or www.pwd.org.au/
PWDA have advocacy services around Australia, including in Queensland: Logan, Sunshine Coast, Frazer Coast, Bundaberg, Mount Isa, and the Lower Gulf Communities. Call the above number for referrals.
Speaking Up For You (SUFY): ph. 07 3255 1244
SUFY is an independent, individual social advocacy organisation for people with a disability in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region.
National Abuse and Neglect Hotline and the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
Ph. 1800 880 052
Information on reporting or addressing the abuse and neglect of a person with a disability.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI):
ph. 07 3844 4200, 1300 130 582, www.qai.org.au.
QAI is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia. They also have a Human Rights Telephone Legal Advice Service for people with an intellectual, cognitive or psychiatric disability. Contact them for more information.
Australian Disability Advocacy (ADA) Australia:
Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy and education service with more than 25 years’ experience in supporting and improving the wellbeing of older people and people with disability. Their advocacy services are free, confidential and client focused. ADA Australia also offers a range of education and training options. ADA Australia is able to assist you with a range of specific services. If you:
- Are unhappy with your government residential care, in home care or community care services in Queensland
- Want to know more about the rights and responsibilities of clients
- Are having difficulty with your Enduring Power of Attorney, Guardianship, or administration arrangements
- Wish to lodge a complain about the service you received from ADA Australia or another provider
- You are seeking education for staff in Advocacy, Older Persons Mental health or Guardianship matters.
Information and Advice: Free Call: 1800 818 338 – Between 9.30 – 4 pm Monday to Friday.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.adaaustralia.com.au/
Women with Disabilities Australia
WWDA have undertaken many important and informative research projects that focus on the needs of women with a disability.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
National Council on Intellectual Disability
Intellectual Disability Right Service
Has been at the forefront of justice issues for people with intellectual disability for over a decade in New South Wales and they have an extensive range of information for lawyers and the general public that you can access. They provide support to people in New South Wales who are going through the justice system. On their website you will find a range of information, resources and research project which inform their work.
Australian Human Rights Commission