When things don’t go so well and you need some outside help

Disability Advocacy in SA

(for a  pretty .pdf version, click here:Disability NDIS Advocacy and Media April 2017)

Government Funded (Free) Advocacy Organisations

If you are looking for free Advocacy support, please contact one of these government funded agencies http://www.dana.org.au/home/advocacy-groups/sa/

For NDIS Reviews and Appeals related support, SA’s independent free advocacy service is Brain Injury Network South Australiahttp://braininjurysa.org.au/support-and-services/external-merits-review-support-service/ or Ph 08 8217 7600 or 1300 733 049

Other Advocacy information around NDIS

The Advokit website has been developed by Disability Advocacy Network Australia Limited (DANA) to support advocacy for people with disabilities in connection with the NDIS – http://www.advokit.org.au

NDIS review and appeals flow chart from Disability Advocacy Resource Unit –  http://www.daru.org.au/resource/national-disability-insurance-scheme-ndis-review-and-appeals-flow-chart

Contact your Members of Parliament

The Hon Leesa Vlahos – Minister for Disabilities for SA – minister.vlahos@sa.gov.au and her Advisor, Anna Bartsch: anna.bartsch@sa.gov.au Ph: 08 8303 2926

The Hon Kelly Vincent MLC – representing the Dignity for Disability Party in SA – vincent.office@parliament.sa.gov.au  or call 08 8237 9543

The Hon Jane Prentice, Federal Assistant Minister for Disability Services – minister@dss.gov.au  Ph: 07 3378 1599 jane.prentice.mp@aph.gov.au

To find your Local SA Member of Parliament’s contact details – https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Members/Pages/List%20of%20All%20Members.aspx

To find your Local Federal Member of Parliament’s contact details – http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members

Media

This link gives a list of media you may wish to contact (current September 2016) – http://www.thegrowingspace.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/sa_mediacontacts.xlsx
This media list is current as of November 2016, but please be aware that contacts can change quickly