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Advocacy and events

Advocacy involves representing and working with people who need support and encouragement to exercise and uphold their rights.

An advocate may assist you by representing your wishes and protecting your rights when it comes to aged care, disability and your welfare.

You can find advocacy services below.

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia

A not-for-profit advocacy and education service supporting and improving the wellbeing of older people and people living with disabilities.

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

An organisation providing free information about aged care services to help you navigate your journey. In some cases, intensive support navigators can offer one-on-one assistance.

Carers Queensland

A peak body organisation representing unpaid family and community carers who offer a guardianship and advocacy program. This program can help you navigate legal and administrative systems.

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

A guide on making complaints against aged care service providers.

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit Helpline

The Queensland Elder Abuse Helpline is a confidential service providing information, support and referral for anyone experiencing or witnessing elder abuse.

How to influence your community and become an advocate

Self-advocacy is a type of advocacy where you can use your experience to raise awareness of dementia and influence decision-makers across government, aged care and disability sectors.

If you are interested in being involved, you can do so through the organisations below.

Become a dementia advocate

An advocates program from Dementia Australia you can join to raise awareness of dementia, tackle stigma and discrimination, and influence decision-makers across government and the aged care and disability sectors.

Dementia-friendly communities

A program to help you make simple changes to support people living with dementia in your organisation or business. You can become listed as a dementia-friendly organisation.

Moreton Bay Dementia Alliance

A community facebook page with information on connecting into the Moreton Bay Dementia Alliance. The group meets monthly and aims to make Moreton Bay dementia friendly by raising community awareness of dementia, education and support.

Dementia events

An event page by Dementia Australia where you can explore fundraising and information events near you.

Advocacy and events

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.