Advocating for Diverse Groups
Everyone has the right to be supported. ADA Australia embraces inclusivity and welcomes and encourages clients from diverse age groups, genders and abilities, cultural backgrounds, sexualities and religious or spiritual beliefs.
We also know that people from diverse backgrounds can experience additional barriers to accessing support or speaking up for their rights and needs.
As an organisation we focus on inclusive practice and addressing these imbalances.
People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
ADA Australia celebrates diversity this is reflected through our diverse team of advocates from many different cultures.
Ensuring that our team reflects the richness and diversity of our local communities enhances our ability to connect, empathise and create better outcomes for you, our clients.
Advocacy provides support to help you express your wishes and speak up for your rights and needs. An ADA Australia advocate is an impartial person who can listen to your situation and help you to resolve issues
Access to interpreters
People have the right to receive information in a way they understand, which includes the right to interpreting services.
Free access to language translation services is available to everyone through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).
If you need an interpreter to talk with us phone 131 450.
It’s also important when you need to talk with your service provider or others that you have access to independent interpreters, not just family and friends. ADA Australia uses the TIS National service to coordinate free interpreters for you.
We also have information about aged care advocacy services in over 40 different languages. Available in Resources.
People in the LGBTI community
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Read advocacy stories
Some examples of how advocacy support can help older people and people with disability in everyday life.