Grampians Disability Advocacy has outlets in Ararat, Ballarat, Stawell, Daylesford, Clunes and Horsham. GdA services 11 Local Government Areas from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border.
GdA is an independent advocacy service with a team of skilled workers who can help resolve many issues affecting people with disabilities. GdA is funded by both Commonwealth and State Governments.
Grampians Disability Advocacy from time to time also joins with other advocacy services in working for changes in the way things are done by governments or large non-government organisations that will help all people with a disability. This is called systemic advocacy. Sometimes the ideas for systemic advocacy actions come from our individual clients.
GdA helps people with a disability to stand up for their rights. We support people with a disability to do any combination of the following:
- Get information
- Know their rights
- Speak up and be heard
- Negotiate a good outcome in regard to problems they may be facing
- Make a complaint
- Arrange and attend meetings with other organisations
- Attend a court or tribunal hearing