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The Community Disability Advocacy Project aims to enable community-driven solutions to address local issues affecting people with disabilities. The issues and solutions are defined by each local community, with actions focusing on the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, choice, and control.

The purpose of this project is to support communities to come together as Networks to help empower and advocate for people with disability living in their local areas. Networks are supported as agents of change through the provision of a toolkit that outlines structured activities and guidelines, funding and administrative support, and training and upskilling as required. This enables Networks to connect to local stakeholders and the broader community and develop strategies and initiatives to address issues impacting people with disabilities.

The project aims to cultivate social capital and facilitate community empowerment. Specifically, the project aims to empower people with disabilities to self-advocate and fully participate in the community, as well as support the broader community to collaborate and develop solutions to local issues by increasing abilities and confidence in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.

This Project is run by People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA) in partnership with Advocacy WA (AWA) and is funded to assist 12 community groups develop locally based Community Disability Advocacy Networks across the Perth Metropolitan, Peel and Southwest regions.