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Citizen Advocacy was established in 1980 and has supported people in Perth with intellectual disability for over 40 years!

We are a not-for-profit, Australian Government funded organisation which aims to promote, facilitate, and support advocacy for people with intellectual disability. Disability advocacy is acting, speaking or writing to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability.

What we do

We seek out people with intellectual disability who are isolated from their community and have little family support or social activity.

Our aim is to provide additional help to this group of vulnerable people by matching them with a caring member of the community who becomes their friend and advocate.

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There are many ways to get involved with Citizen Advocacy, but the main way is by becoming a long term Citizen Advocate to someone with intellectual disability.


If you (or someone you know with intellectual disability) needs assistance with a problem, we may be able to find a citizen advocate to help.

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Advocates in Action


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Citizen Advocacy has a small team of paid staff who dedicate their efforts to supporting advocacy for people with intellectual disability. We work to establish new matches and maintain existing ones. Your contribution helps us to continue running this valuable program.

Your donation helps with marketing and events which raise awareness of our program and our profile in the local community. Thank you for your support.

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