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NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
Taree Advocate says "I think the '#StandByMe' campaign sums it up perfectly, and why I hoped John would get involved in this - we kind of stood by each other. John had all the ideas to self advocate but I helped with the procedural things and paperwork." #AdvocacyMatters #DisabilityRights
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
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The Department of Social Services is doing a survey on the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond, and we think it's really important that you have your say. There's an online version, an accessible Easy Read version and an AUSLAN version available at this link, so please take a few minutes to give your thoughts on the future of disability policy on a national level.
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
Well the Western Australian Government clearly sees continued value of disability advocacy. Why not NSW?
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
"I think the 'Stand by Me' campaign sums it up perfectly, and why I hoped John would get involved in this - we kind of stood by each other. John had all the ideas to self advocate but I helped with the procedural things and paperwork.

"We learned from, and supported each other, which backs up my advocacy approach after working in disabilities service delivery for so long. It's all about building self empowerment and self determination, and the clients building their capacity to do things for themselves. It's not about doing for, it's about doing with them ... to Stand By Me."
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
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Send an email to your local member telling them how important these organisations are to you! It only takes 60 seconds to fill out the form and can make all the difference. Let us know when you have sent your email by commenting on this post. #AdvocacyMatters #StandByMe
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
We love this photo of representatives from the Disability Advocacy Alliance with Councillor Jess Miller! Last week, Jess led a motion of support at the City of Sydney council meeting, which was unanimously accepted!

The motion highlighted that "without secure long-term funding commitments from the NSW Government, people with disability will not have local advocates to turn to when they face issues of discrimination, exclusion or poor treatment and that this can happen in any area of life: education, health justice, transport, employment, accessing infrastructure, and community activities"

The City of Sydney "stands with people with disability and their families in supporting the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance’s call for secure, permanent funding for independent disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations in NSW."

Thank you for your support and recognising the vital importance of free and independent disability advocacy for all!

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Representatives from @standbymensw with Councillor @jem1ller, who led a motion of support at the City of Sydney council meeting, which was unanimously accepted! To read more about the motion, have a look at our Facebook page https://t.co/59fvUTBKRI #AdvocacyMatters https://t.co/1i7BPOS3PR StandByMeNSW photo

Great to meet with ⁦ @WendyTuckerman⁩ this morning & discuss the vital need for ongoing #disability #advocacy #information & #peak services. Rural/regional areas of NSW likely to be the biggest losers when funding ceases in June 2020. ⁦⁦ @PDCNSW⁩ ⁦⁦ @IDEASAUhttps://t.co/CrB8Qu1wWZ StandByMeNSW photo

“Thank you for all the work you have done, we could not have made it through this whole mess without your support” This is how pwd describe the services that they receive from disability advocacy organisations. These services should not be ignored or undervalued any more!

Good to meet with Disability Minister Ward this afternoon to discuss vital #advocacy #info & #peak funding. Losses to ppl w #disability post June 2020 will be significant should a resolution not be found #StandByMe@GladysB⁩ ⁦⁦⁦ @PDCNSW⁩ ⁦⁦ @IDEASAUhttps://t.co/MjvtDPKfPn StandByMeNSW photo

“I don’t know what to say other than thank you and I cannot believe there are people out there like you who care so much”. Currently we only have the ability to assist people until 2020, with some organisations facing closure as early as June this year. #StandByMe @garethjward