Advocacy Models to suit your needs
RIAC provides advocacy assistance to people with disabilities and Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islanders. An advocate may speak on your behalf, write a letter with you, assist you to understand and resolve problems and / or complaints, sit by you in meetings to provide support and assist with decision, gather information about other agencies and services that may be of interest to you, provide referrals, and assist you to advocate for yourself.
Individual Advocacy focuses on upholding the rights of the individual. RIAC aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing information and support; making referrals to appropriate services; representing individuals to service providers, taking issues to government levels; and any other steps that may be necessary to uphold the rights of the person.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Advocacy
RIACs Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Advocacy advocates work with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders clients to assist individuals to achieve positive outcomes while ensuring cultural sensitivity is maintained at all times.
RIAC will always encourage Self Advocacy if possible and will assist you with this if necessary.
RIAC also assists with the establishment of new self advocacy groups and provides support to existing groups if needed. If you would like to know more about Self Advocacy Groups please click on this link.
Systemic Advocacy focuses on making changes to systems to upholds the rights of all individuals. RIAC aims to achieve positive outcomes by participating in ongoing consultations with Service Providers, Government Departments and Ministers; participating in advisory and management committees; monitoring services for people with disabilities at a local, regional, state, and national level; and by assisting in the planning and development of services for people with disabilities