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Strong Community Vision

Council works hard to address issues that affect everyone in the community as well as identifying groups that need specialised support.

Anti-discrimination and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Discrimination

There are organisations who help people with disabilities if they feel they are being treated unfairly because of their disability. This can include difficulty in accessing a building, reading information on the Internet or being able to use a service.

Advocacy

The following organisations or information may help a person with a disability who is being abused, neglected or exploited:

Systems Advocacy

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia.

QAI does not provides advocacy for individuals - it works to bring about change through advocacy at a government or organisational level. Visit the QAI website shown in Related Information below.

Disability Taskforce

The Disability Taskforce is a peak group of service managers from a range of Home and Community Care (HACC) and Disability Services Queensland funded services such as Shepherd Community Services, Gold Coast Recreation and Sport, Bethany Care and Southern Star Community Services.

The Disability Taskforce meets monthly to undertake strategic planning for issues such as gaps in service provision in the Gold Coast region.

For more information, call (07) 5501 8070 or email wayne@bethanycare.org.