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Consumer advocacy

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Remote residents and disability services - NT.GOV.AU

Services provided for people with disability in remote areas.

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Carers NSW - Speak up for yourself

Self advocacy is about speaking up in support of your rights and the rights of the person you care for. It is about negotiating to make sure you get the support you need and that you are treated with fairness and respect.

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Advocacy & rights - Carers Association of WA

Improving the lives of the estimated 310,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

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Carers Victoria - Advocacy, rights & change

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Women and financial security: Gender Impact Assessment - Women's Health Victoria

Women's Health Victoria, an independent health promotion agency working through a clearinghouse to provide health information, advocacy and capacity building

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About us Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.

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Carers Victoria - How can we help?

Carers Victoria provides carers with information, advice, counselling, education and training, and access to systemic advocacy.

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Supportive care - Cancer Council Australia

Our Supportive Care Committee has developed a number of position statements to support its advocacy goals and to provide information and advice about topical issues of interest to cancer patients and survivors.

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Carers Victoria - About us

Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family and friend carers, representing and providing support to carers across Victoria through information, advice, respite, education, counselling and systemic advocacy.

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Dementia Australia | Organisations and services that can support you

Advocacy An advocacy service in each state and territory provides information, support and advice regarding rights and responsibilities in residential facilities, and can assist with any complaints. Contact the My Aged Care helpline on 1800 200 422 for details. Age Page The Age Page is the front page of your telephone book. It listsmany services for older people.

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