Capricorn Citizen Advocacy

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy

Advocacy agency

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy delivers individual disability advocacy using the citizen advocacy model.

Our program endorses the valuable submissions made by North East Citizen Advocacy and supports its references to the Victorian Ombudsman, Disability Reform Council and the existing NDIS model, in particular the need to separate the funding of independent advocacy from the NDIA.

It is important to accept the need for advocacy extends beyond the rollout of the NDIS to people who are ineligible for funding packages and that advocacy cannot be ‘commoditified’ to paid advocacy providers without it losing its community roots.

The citizen advocacy model is an economically efficient and community based model and it needs to continue under the NDIS era.

A separate funding agency which funds all models of disability advocacy is needed in future.