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Disability Advocacy Information and ADAI Referral Services (by appointment)

If you or someone you care for lives with disability and needs help with an issue regarding a service provider, school, NDIS, SACAT or otherwise, call our office and make an appointment to have a chat with our advocate. We can help you on the spot with information and if more support is needed, we can take an ADAI referral to access our services.

Location: Playford Civic Centre Library – 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Date: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Location: Noarlunga Library – Hannah Rd at Noarlunga Centre
Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Diamond House Community Wellness Hub – 2 Cleave St, Port Adelaide
Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 12pm – 4pm

For more information or booking an appointment please call 8340 4450.

 

ADAI response to Anne Marie Smith Safeguard Taskforce Report

Access and Inclusion (ADAI) acknowledges the work of the Taskforce into the death of Anne Marie Smith and the State Government agreement to the recommendations to address "safeguarding gaps". The importance of individual advocacy to support South Australians living with disability, their families and carers is recognised specifically in recommendation 7.

ADAI supports the allocation of funding toward individual advocacy and its capacity to strengthen the rights of people living with disability in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. It is critical this funding is allocated independent of and external to the Government to ensure people living with disability have access to advocacy independent of Government systems and services including the National Disability Insurance Agency and affiliations such as the Information Linkages & Capacity Building program (ILC), other systems and providers of services.

Independent advocacy enables transparency and the person living with disability to have a voice in their life and to receive support from Advocacy organisations who are independent of a conflict of interest or policy constraints.

We ask and encourage the Premier, Steven Marshall and Minister Lensink to fund this recommendation through South Australian independent disability advocacy organisations to ensure transparency and truly independent advocacy, for people living with disability.