ACTION receives funding from NSW Department of Communities and Justice to provide cost-free, independent individual advocacy for people with disability living in the Northern region of Sydney. Individual advocacy involves supporting people to exercise their rights by providing assistance to voice concerns, access information, resolve issues or to identify available support options. An individual advocate must be independent, only be on the side of the person with disability, and only represent their interests. It involves a one-on-one approach, undertaken by a professional advocate.
At ACTION our we are here to ensure people with disability are supported and provided with services that follow an ethical and legal process. If there are gaps in those processes our job is to highlight those gaps to the person with a disability or thee persons responsible to empower them to protect their rights.
All of the staff at ACTION have lived experience of disability or provide direct support to an immediate family member with a disability. Our Management Committee is made up of 9 ACTION members who are people with disability or people providing direct support to an immediate family member with a disability.