Who are we?
Through our Individual Advocacy, we promote and protect the rights of people from a non-English speaking background with disability and their family and carers in NSW.
“To advocate,” means to promote, protect and secure a person’s rights. The Individual Advocates at MDAA will help you to make sure that your rights are recognised and respected. An advocate will “stand beside” you and support you so you can make your own decisions and get what you need. We help people to stand up for their rights, for example, when people have problems with housing, immigration, school, work and disability services.
Are you a person from a CALD/NES background with a disability or a family member and you live in NSW and you want to:
When you contact MDAA, an Individual Advocate will ask you questions about your issues and the support you need and will listen to your answers. If you need an interpreter the Individual Advocate will arrange one. You and your Individual Advocate will make a plan together about what to do.