Advocacy is about your voice being your heard. Advocates are there to ensure that you realise these rights in practice by advocating with and for you.

An advocate can help you:

  • when you want to change things in your life.
  • when you need help to talk to someone about your service.
  • when you are not being listened to.

Advocates can assist by:

  • providing information to you about your human rights and identifying instances of discrimination.
  • helping you to uphold your rights by speaking with and writing to people and organisations to raise awareness of problems and seek solutions.
  • helping you negotiate complaints processes or legal action to enforce your human rights.
  • writing submissions and lobbying government to make changes that promote and protect the rights of you.
  • campaigning for social change by speaking to the media to raise awareness and highlight situations where you are treated unfairly.

Our local advocate is: Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS)

RDAS is a local not-for-profit organisation that provide free and independent advocacy and information. They can assist you by finding services that meet your needs and link you into services of your choice.

You can ask for help:

  • by calling them on 02 6056 2420
  • emailing them
  • visiting them at 132 Melbourne Road, Wodonga 3690 Victoria
  • sending them a letter P.O Box 982, Wodonga, 3690 Victoria

More information can be found on the RDAS website.