TASC is pleased to announce that we are one of 50 organisations nationally who have received extra government funding to support people with disability to connect with the Disability Royal Commission.
Terri-Ann Dwyer, the Manager of Social Justice Services with TASC, encourages people living with a disability in the regions we support (Ipswich, Toowoomba, North and South Burnett, the Gympie Region and South West Queensland) to come forward and share their stories with the Commission. She says:
“Disability Advocacy assists people with disability, their families, carers and supporters to share their stories with the Commission in a way that protects their rights, links them to the right legal advice and supports, in a way that is meaningful to them.
The Disability Royal Commission needs your experiences to help build a better framework for the future. This is a future which promotes a more inclusive Australia and has protections for people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Contact TASC today to discuss how we can assist you or your loved one to share your experiences with the Commission”.
For advocacy support, contact TASC on phone 4616 9700, 9am to 4:30pm (AEST).
People can also contact the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 9am to 6pm (AEST) weekdays and 9am to 5pm (AEST) weekends and national public holidays.
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact TASC through the National Relay Service on 133 677.
TASC can arrange free translations and interpreting for people who need help in another language.
For more information about the Royal Commission please visit https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/