Independent Advocacy Townsville is a community organisation form in 1989 and incorporated in 1991 to provide advocacy support for people with a disability.
To stand with and for vulnerable people with disability through vigorous, independant advocacy.
Provides a service accredited under the Human Services Quality Standards and the National Disability Advoccy Standards for both individual and Systemic Advocacy.
- To provide solutions through the application of advocacy principles, to enable people with disability to redress unjust circumstances, and to make positive and equitable changes for a quality life;
- To provide confidential and high-quality advocacy that strives for people with disability to achieve personal goals without harmful effect;
- To analyse critically and respond to community attitudes, practices and service models that create dependency and segregation from the community and that impact negatively on people with disability;
- To support individual advocacy in ways that are creative, responsive and flexible; and
- To undertake systemic advocacy that pro-actively and assertively seeks to influence positive change to policies and procedures that affects the lives of people with disability.