The A.C.T. Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS), is an independent, not-for-profit, advocacy organisation helping people with disabilities, older people and their carers. ADACAS provides free independent advocacy in the ACT. During 2016 we are celebrating 25 years of providing advocacy and information to our clients.
Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.
Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life
Find out where we are or send an enquiry online so one of our staff can contact you directly.
“ADACAS was delighted to host the launch of an economic analysis of the cost benefit of individual advocacy. The report shows that funding individual advocacy provides a high return to the community. For every dollar invested in individual advocacy, $3.50 is returned as benefits to the community. Funding individual advocacy enables the human rights of the people we support and it’s also a sound investment for governments.”
The ADACAS Supported Decision Making Team is holding a forum on supported decision making in healthcare on Tuesday 14 November. Please click below for more information.
An article written by Emma Kelly and Rachel Packham for allhomes.com.au, demonstrates the difficulty faced by people with a disability to find accessible rental housing in the ACT.