ADA Australia

Advocacy Education

ADA Australia provides free education and information sessions on advocacy services. Our education materials are available to staff of residential aged care facilities, community care and aged care services and community groups.

ADA Australia’s education sessions aim to inform staff and clients on their rights and responsibilities within the aged and community care sectors. In particular, the sessions increase understanding of ‘advocacy’, and provide participates with the opportunity to learn about previous case studies and ask about care related issues.

Our education sessions are tailored to suit different audiences and range from 30 minutes to one hour in length. The following advocacy educations courses are currently available:

1. Advocacy education for clients

This information session caters to clients of residential aged care facilities, community care or aged care services and their carers. It covers the following topics:

  • What is advocacy?
  • Your rights and responsibilities when receiving a community care or aged care service
  • Our advocacy service and how to access support
  • Self-advocacy
  • Case studies

2. Advocacy education for staff

This information session caters to staff of residential aged care facilities and community care or aged care services. It covers the following topics:

  • What is advocacy?
  • Our advocacy service
  • Client rights and responsibilities when receiving an aged care or community care service
  • Why advocacy is important to your service
  • Case studies

3. Advocacy education for students* and the community

This information session caters to students and the general community. It covers the following topics:

  • The role of advocacy in the context of the aged care and community care system
  • The scope of ADA Australia’s service and how to access support
  • Client rights and responsibilities when receiving an aged care or community care service
  • Case studies

*Please note, the term ‘students’ refers to students of aged care, community care, social work or related human services training. Charges apply for education sessions delivered to training organisations, please contact us for details.

Our free advocacy education sessions are currently available across Queensland. If you would like to arrange a session for your service, please contact us. To download a flyer detailing our free advocacy education options, please click here.

Our education sessions will soon be available in Webinar format upon request. Please contact us if you are interested in accessing this service.