Stand By Me is a campaign run by the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance, a group of disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations that empower people with a disability to have a voice.
In June 2020 the NSW government will no longer fund ANY disability advocacy, information or peak representation organisations.
This will leave a huge gap in vital and often life saving services and supports for people with disability. People living with disability often rely on organisations to advocate for fair access to services but with no additional funding for disability advocacy, how will this specialist disability work be done?
The NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is calling on the NSW government to stand by its commitment and obligations to people with disability and continue to fund the sector in an ongoing capacity. Shelter NSW has joined other organisations and signed onto a Statement of Support for continued funding.