Vital help for migrant women with disability

WITH 4.2 million people with disability in Australia, women constitute 52 per cent and comprise 19 per cent of all Australian women.

Granville’s Network of Women with Disability comes under the umbrella of Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) which is the peak body for all people in NSW with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or non English Speaking (NES) background with disability.
With the vision of having a society where everyone, regardless of background or disability feels welcomed included and supported, MDAA makes sure that clients’ rights are safe and protected, provides fair access to government and non-government services and improves the quality of life through increasing the participation of clients in community activities.
“The women’s network is run by women with disability, for women with disability, with women with disability,” a spokesperson said.
“We have some funding as well as very dedicated volunteers. Our aim is to build a community to share knowledge, skills, stories, ideas and create a place to celebrate our individual and collective differences as women with disability.”
MDAA supports any person with disability, their families and carers, in all areas regardless of whether they have an NDIS plan. Services include: Individual Advocacy; Systemic Advocacy; NDIS Appeals and Reviews; Support Coordination (NDIS); NDIS Plan Management; and a range of capacity building and community engagement projects including a Peer Group which meets every Tuesday.
If you need support or are looking to make a referral, contact the team on 1800 629 072 or 9891 6400
For further info, call 9891 6400 or drop into 10-12 Hutchinson Street, Granville.