Be Inspired..

There are many wonderful stories of how citizen advocates have enhanced the lives of their protégés with disability. Here’s a small selection…


Kate went into hospital for what she hoped would be a short stay and ended up being there for over 9 months. This was mainly because there was nowhere to house her.

About three months into her hospital stay, Citizen Advocacy sought a crisis advocate for Kate to support her through this challenging time and to remind all parties involved that Kate had a voice and choices over what should happen in her life.

Crisis Advocate Val went to visit Kate in person, establishing a friendship, which allowed her to fully understand Kate’s situation and point of view. Val reassured Kate that her voice would be heard.

Since then, Kate and Val’s friendship has grown, and Val has contacted numerous parties involved in Kate’s wellbeing to help move things along for her. Thanks to Val’s hard work, Kate did find accommodation and is now settled in her new home.

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