Through our Individual Advocacy, we promote and protect the rights of people with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)/non-English speaking background (NESB) in NSW.
"To advocate," means to promote, protect and secure a person's rights. The Individual Advocates at MDAA Inc. will help you to make sure that your rights are recognised and respected. An advocate will "stand beside" you and support you so you can make your own decisions and get what you need. We help people to stand up for their rights, for example, when people have problems with housing, immigration, school, work and disability services.
Are you a person with disability or a family member and you live in NSW and you want to:
- Be free from abuse, neglect or discrimination?
- Be treated fairly at work, home, within your community, or by your service provider?
- Have your issues heard and acted upon?
- Know more about your rights and responsibilities as a person with a disability or as a family member or carer?
- Make your own decisions?
- Know more about the services that are available to you?
When you contact MDAA Inc., an Individual Advocate will ask you questions about your issues and the support you need and will listen to your answers.
For more information please read:
MDAA Getting in and out Policy
Plain English summary Getting in and out policy
If you need an interpreter the Individual Advocate will arrange one. You and your Individual Advocate will make a plan together about what to do.
If you have any more questions please read our MDAA Inc. Consumer Information Kit.
MDAA Information Kit for Individual Advocacy Consumers
MDAA also has offices in the Sydney suburbs of Ultimo and Rockdale.
If you live in Bega, Griffith, Newcastle or Wollongong areas you can contact our regional advocates for contact information.
If you want to visit our Granville office, please call beforehand to make an appointment.
Contact us via our main office in Granville.
Individual Advocacy Flier Granville
To read the latest newsletter Share With Us consumer newsletter
MDAA Newsletter March 2015
Every year we advocate for over 400 people from different cultural backgrounds with different disabilities living in different areas of NSW.
To read some of the stories of individual advocacy - click here.
If you do not speak English we can arrange an interpreter.