Disability Advocacy

People with disability, their families and carers can contact TASC Disability Advocate with any concerns about how an individual is being treated. We support people throughout Toowoomba, Ipswich and rural and regional areas in South West Queensland.

The Queensland Government describes the role of a Disability Advocate like this. 

Advocacy helps promote and protect the rights and interests of an individual or group.  Advocacy supports help people with disability: 

  • understand their rights 
  • address discrimination and unfair treatment 
  • understand and make decisions 
  • build capacity to advocate for themselves 
  • make decisions and resolve issues about services [they] need such as education, employment, health, community services, the NDIS or Queensland Community Support Scheme”. 

TASC’s Disability Advocates can help you with problems or issues with the services you currently use, with the aim of making sure these meet your needs.   

We can talk with you about your application to access the NDIS or the Disability Support Pensionor the support that you are getting from your NDIS service providers or other agencies. 

TASC is also one of 50 organisations that the Government has selected to support people who want to share their story with the Disability Royal Commission. 

Contact TASC to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission in a safe and supported way

Fast Facts

Disability Rights Advocacy Service (Ipswich, Toowoomba and Roma)

Through this service, TASC Disability Advocates support justice, equity and fair treatment for people with a disability.  Our team speaks, writes and acts for individuals to ensure their needs are met and their rights are upheld in the wider community.  We support people to advocate for themselves to the greatest extent possible. 

What does the Disability Advocacy Service provide? 

  • Individual advocacy services.  We work one-on-one with you, and your family/ carer/ support network, about issues like: 
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services and complaints 
  • Disability Support Pension applications 
  • Discrimination and unfair treatment 
  • Abuse, neglect and exploitation 
  • Issues with education, employment, housing, medical services 
  • We advocate and encourage individuals and communities to advance the interests of people with a disability and their families 
  • We are part of a network of individuals and organisations that advocate against unfair and unjust actions affecting the lives of people with a disability. 

How do I access the service?
Call 07 4616 9700. 

When are appointments available?
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm. 

What type of appointments are available?
One-on-one appointments are available by phone, video and in-person. 

Who funds this service?
Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. 

Disability Royal Commission support (Ipswich, Toowoomba, North and South Burnett, the Gympie Region and South West Queensland)

The team provides individual advocacy support to help people engage with the Disability Royal Commission, which was established in April 2019 to investigate the neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability (www.disability.royalcommission.gov.au).  

How do I access the service?
Call 07 4616 9700. 

When are appointments available?
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm. 

What type of appointments are available?
One-on-one appointments are available by phone, video and in-person. 

Who funds this service?
Australian Government Department of Social Services. 

Disability Law Project

People with disability may also be able to get help from TASC with legal matters.

We provide free legal advice and representation for adults, children and young people who have mental illness, intellectual disability or acquired brain injury and who have been charged with a criminal offence.  

How do I access the service?
Call 07 4616 9700. 

When are appointments available?
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm. 

What type of appointments are available?
One-on-one appointments are available by phone, video and in-person. 

Who funds this service?
Legal Practitioners Interest on Trust Account Fund 

Contact TASC to make sure you are advised properly, and get the legal support you need from a qualified solicitor near you.

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