Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy and education service with more than 25 years’ experience in supporting and improving the wellbeing of older people and people with disability.
Our advocacy services are free, confidential and client focused. ADA Australia also offers a range of education and training options.
Advocacy is the process of supporting an individual so that their voice is heard. An ADA Australia advocate is someone who is by your side, working with you, to give you a louder voice. Our advocates are available to provide individual and confidential support to help you work through an identified issue. ADA Australia provides free, confidential and client directed advocacy services to older people and people with disability in Queensland.
We support adults with impaired decision-making capacity to resolve Queensland guardianship and administration issues. If you have an EPOA who is not acting in your best interests, would like to revoke or change your EPOA, have people questioning your decision-making capacity, or have a QCAT Tribunal hearing coming up and would like support, we may be able to help.
At ADA Australia we pride ourselves on the comprehensive resources we supply to the sector. We are passionate about educating older people and people with disability on advocacy and guardianship matters; thereby encouraging self-advocacy and helping people to better understand their rights and responsibilities.
ADA Australia provides free education and information sessions on advocacy services. Our education sessions inform participants of their rights and responsibilities within the aged and community care sectors. ADA Australia also provides training for service staff on a range of issues, including Guardianship and Older Persons Mental Health. These training sessions provide knowledge to the workforce, with direct application to daily work, and improve staff care provision and professional work practices.