How is Citizen Advocacy Different

How is Citizen Advocacy Different? We are often asked for information about citizen advocacy by people who are generally familiar with the ways other organisations provide services to people with disability, and who notice that we seem to have a quite different approach. It is true that many of the features of citizen advocacy are… Continue reading How is Citizen Advocacy Different

Why Is Advocacy Needed?

Anyone involved in doing advocacy will know that it is not something people talk about all that much. Many people don’t know what the word means, cannot spell it, and often have difficulty saying it. (I find practise helps) Indeed we often talk about it as though it is an activity indulged in only by… Continue reading Why Is Advocacy Needed?

Straight From The Heart

In November 1998, Jan Pickett’s life changed …….. She heard about Feng-Jia, a little three year old girl who had travelled to Australia with her mother Iris who needed life saving dialysis treatment. Feng-Jia has a disability and needed someone who would speak up for her, help her to learn, and be there for her… Continue reading Straight From The Heart