Advocacy South West
To advocate for justice and human rights for people with disabilities in Western Australia
ASW advocates in partnership with people with disabilities to achieve social and individual change, empowerment and social justice and human rights.
Statement of Principles
- in justice and human rights for people with disabilities, irrespective of age, gender, cultural or linguistic background, religious beliefs, geographic location, sexuality or the nature, origin or degree of disability;
- in the importance of choice, equality of opportunity and inclusion in society;
- that each person ought to be respected and heard and able to participate in their community;
- in fairness and that each person should be empowered to exercise independence over the choices and direction of their life.
- be passionate, innovative and fearless in the promotion and defence of the rights and interests of people with disabilities;
- be accessible and responsive to our stakeholders;
- actively facilitate and value the involvement of people with disability in our organisational governance and policy and program development;
- encourage, empower and support the civic participation of people with disability;
- be collaborative and supportive in our relationships with all stakeholders;
- be accountable for our activities to our members, to people with disability generally and to the public;
- always act with honesty and integrity;
- be resourceful and efficient in obtaining and managing the resources needed to undertake our work;
- recognise and value the contribution of our members, our Board, our staff and volunteers towards the achievement of our vision;
- celebrate success.
The Advocacy South West (Inc) target group is people with disability who live in the South West region of WA. The definition of disability is in accordance with the Disability Act 1986, Disability Discrimination Act 1992; and the World Health Organisation.
Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Advocacy South West is committed to providing the highest quality programs and services to clients in line with the Disability Service Standards. We strive to continually improve our services through the involvement of the Board of Management, staff, volunteers, clients and their families/carers and key community people/agencies in identifying areas where improvements can be made.