ADVOCACY

I am a person with a disability, a career or a family member of a person with a disability and I need advocacy assistance

REFERRAL

Anyone can make a referral to our service.  A person with disability, a family member, a carer or a service provider

NDIS

Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) can assist people with a disability and their families navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in a number of important ways:

  1. General Advocacy Support
  2. Internal (NDIS) Appeals
  3. External (NDIS) Appeals

CONTACT US ON FREECALL

 1300 365 085

Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) is a program of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc.

DA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability. DA’s core purpose is to ensure that people with a disability realise these rights in practice by advocating with and for them.

DA’s helps people of all ages with any type of disability or mental illness get fair treatment in the Hunter, New England, Mid North Coast, Central West, West, Far West, Central Coast and Hawkesbury-Nepean regions of NSW, AUSTRALIA. DA Brochure An advocate can provide individual advocacy and help get fair treatment: from government departments, disability services, other services and businesses; at work, university, school or TAFE; with accommodation, transport and access; with legal, healthcare or money issues; with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) We also assist with systemic advocacy issues and provide education sessions.

Advocacy Law Alliance (ALA) advocates to achieve fairness and equality for disadvantaged groups in the community. ALA auspices two programs, Disability Advocacy NSW (DANSW) and Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (MNCCLC).

DANSW provides non legal advocacy services to people with a disability and the MNCCLC provides legal advocacy to disadvantaged groups.  We believe the strength of our organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professions (lawyers, social workers, disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients. As well as providing direct advocacy assistance to clients our organisation is involved in community education, systemic change, law reform and research to ensure that disadvantaged people get a fair go.

MNCCLC is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s and Legal Aid NSW and assists disadvantaged people living in the Mid North Coast region, including Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Taree and the surrounding areas.

We offer a range of legal and related services. Possible services include but are not limited to:

* Legal Information and referral
* Legal Advice
* Advocacy and representation for particularly vulnerable clients
* Community legal education
* Law reform and public policy development and advocacy

MNCCLC operates under the auspice of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc. (ALA).  ALA understands the fiduciary duty of CLC personnel, particularly the duty of confidentiality and loyalty owed to CLC clients. ALA uses documented information barriers and various compliance procedures and monitored practice which restricts confidential client information flowing between DANSW/ALA staff, volunteers and managers and CLC staff and volunteers.