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:
- General Advocacy Support
- Internal (NDIS) Appeals
- External (NDIS) Appeals
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on the 4 April 2019 and will run for three years until 2022.
Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) is a program of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc.
DA 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; and 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.