MDAA (Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9.30am - 4.30pm

MDAA Bega Individual Advocacy Service MDAA Bega aims to promote, protect and secure the rights and interests of people with disability and their family and carers. MDAA Bega covers the Bega Valley Shire, Snowy Monaro Regional Shire and Eurobodalla Shire. Our vision is a society where everyone, regardless of background or disability feels welcome, included and supported.

What is Individual Advocacy? Individual Advocacy means supporting you to speak up for your rights. We support people with a disability, their families and carers. MDAA's Individual Advocates can support you to understand your rights, so you can make your own decisions and get what you need.  An Individual Advocate will support you to speak up for your rights. We will ‘stand beside’ you and support you to make your own decisions and get what you need. We help people to understand their responsibilities and to stand up for their rights, for example, when people have issues with housing, immigration, health services, social security, school, work, disability services or police.

What happens when I contact MDAA Bega? When you contact MDAA Bega an Individual Advocate will talk to you about your problem and the support you need. This helps the Individual Advocate to understand what your problem is and whether advocacy will help solve the problem. If you need an interpreter the Individual Advocate will organise a telephone interpreter.

What can the Individual Advocate do to support me? After finding out about your problem the Individual Advocate may:

> give you information so you can get the services you need
> support you to make a complaint
> support you to attend a meeting about your problem
> help you get advice
> refer you to another service that can assist you to another service that can assist you with your problem

Our office is located in the Community Living Support Centre
101 – 103 Bega Street, Bega
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

You can contact MDAA Bega by phoning
> 02 6492 0200
> 0434 745 584
> or email - bega@mdaa.org.au

MDAA Bega gratefully acknowledges funding provided by the Australia government through Commonwealth funding grants from the Department of Social Services.

Eligibility Criteria

Persons who identify living with a disability, family, friends or carers of a person living with a disability. No age restriction.

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