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Advocacy WA - Bunbury

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About Us

Established in 1991, Advocacy WA (Formally Advocacy South West) is a regionally based community not for profit Western Australian agency that provides information, advocacy and support to people with disabilities or mental health issues who find themselves in vulnerable or marginalised situations living in the South West.
 
We are publicly funded through the Commonwealth Department of Social Services & the WA Government Disability Services Commission and has the ability to seek funding (grants, sponsorship and donations) from other public and philanthropic sources for discreet projects from time to time.
 
Advocacy WA advocates for social change and service improvement focusing on, but not limited to, the areas of accommodation, employment and financial security, education and training, transport, and access to specialist health services, so that people with disabilities will be recognised and treated as valued citizens within their community.

WHAT DOES ADVOCACY MEAN?

Advocacy means ‘standing by’  or ‘speaking out’ for someone’s rights when they are treated unfairly.

Advocacy WA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability. 

We will advocate with and for people with a disability to safeguard (or protect) their capacity to speak out and ensure that their rights are negotiated in practice.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

  • It is a FREE service.

WHO CAN GET HELP?

  • Anyone with a disability can access this independent service.
  • We take referrals from other agencies as well as self-referral

WHERE DOES ASW COVER?

  • If you live in the South West we can help. We are based out of our main office in Bunbury but we also have outreach offices in Collie, Manjimup, Margaret River and Busselton.  We are able to schedule appointments in other South West locations if required.

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Quick Facts About The Region

Advocacy WA - Bunbury is located in the suburb of South Bunbury, the council of Bunbury and the federal electorate of Forrest.