Things you need to know

Citizen Advocacy is unlike any other Disability Advocacy service…

  • It is based on forming long term, one to one relationships of support, not just fixing a problem
  • Citizen Advocates are INDEPENDENT. They will do what they think is best for the person and not necessarily what they asked or told to do
  • Citizen Advocates are not paid, reimbursed or compensated in any way
  • We are a small program with limited capacity, covering a large area – we can’t help everyone we would like to help
  • Your enquiry does not guarantee your entry into the program
  • We do not keep a waiting list of people needing assistance
  • We do not have advocates waiting to be matched
  • We do not merely rely on referrals to meet individuals who need support – we will go out into the community and find the most vulnerable people ourselves
  • It can take considerable time to find the right advocate for someone, often several months
  • The only promise we can make is that we do our best to respond respectfully and helpfully to every enquiry we receive