Citizen Advocacy Western Sydney

Acronym: 
C.A.W.S.Inc

Citizen advocacy works to promote the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities who need assistance in one or more major life areas. The program matches people with intellectual disability with a volunteer advocate from the community on a primarily one to one, long term basis. The office offers ongoing support and advice to the advocate and provides training through orientation. Through Citizen Advocacy a person can contribute to the well-being of a citizen who has an intellectual disability, by volunteering some of their time and interest. The Citizen Advocate can also change community attitudes and ideas. The Advocate may take an informal role such as friend, adviser or spokesperson. No formal qualifications are required. Citizen Advocates may come from many backgrounds and ages. The main requirement for Advocates is that they are caring people, willing to give some of their own time to assist another person enjoy life more. For further information, please contact the Manager at the above address or telephone during office hours. The invitation is extended to people who feel they need an Advocate as well as to people interested in becoming one.

Contact
Contact name: 
Kaye Fraser
Manager
Phone 1: 
(02) 9893 8210
Fax: 
(02) 9687 1954
Address
Postal Address: 
46 Albion St
HARRIS PARK
2150
Access
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours: 
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Disabilities: 
Intellectual disability may have other disabilities as well
Activities: 
Three functions per year for members of programme
Service details
Fees: 
No cost. Membership available
Area: 
Parramatta, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills local council areas
Clients: 
People with intellectual disability
Funding: 
DADHC and HACC
Publications: 
Quarterly newsletter to members
Resources: 
Advocacy services

Disclaimer

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