Independent Advocacy in the Tropics is a Certified Disability Advocacy Organisation accredited under the National Standards for Disability Services.
Our service is available to those of any age, all disabilities, genders and from all cultural backgrounds.
As from 1 July 2017 our service area for funding under the Department of Social Services' National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) is no longer categorised using the Local Government Service Area (LGA) divisions. Instead, we will service areas according to Service Area (SA) and Levels (SALs).
NDAP/NDIS Appeals Service Areas:
> Ayr Region
> Charters Towers
> Flinders Shire
> Ingham Region (inc. Palm Island)
> Isaac Region **
> Mackay Region **
> Northern Highlands - Flinders, Richmond & Mckinlay (S)
> Whitsunday Region **
** Areas are covered for NDIS Appeals only
With the re-classification of our region, where we once covered 126,255.3km2 we now provide advocacy across 194,946km2. Our NDIS Appeals area now covers 275,214.9km2.
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services:
Advocacy Program - North Queensland Region
As we receive advocacy funding under this State Goverment department, we can also provide support to the greater North Queensland region.
Queensland Health: Community Managed Mental Health Program
Advocacy - Townsville Health and Hospital Service
Advocacy support for those with disabiity in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Units