Our organisation has successfully delivered a number of projects drawing on strong collaborative relationships across the advocacy sector, including organisations delivering frontline individual advocacy support, self advocacy and peer support networks, and representative organisations, whether cross-disability or disability-specific, and Nationally, State or Territory, or locally focused.
DANA undertakes projects that align with our vision, mission and organisational purpose and our current Strategic Plan.
The intake project involved DANA discussing intake and prioritisation processes being used by disability advocacy organisations, as well as how waitlists and demand are managed.
The project aimed to highlight if and where processes can be streamlined and made consistent across the sector. Secondary, the project involved developing a co-designed draft ‘intake toolkit’, through a series of guided discussions with advocacy organisations. The ‘intake toolkit’ covers streamlining tools and policies for intake, prioritisation and capturing data.
Case Studies Project
Case studies are a very effective way of capturing the successes and challenges experienced by people with disability along with the work of advocacy in supporting them. DANA undertook a project to gather stories from the advocacy sector that will be used to develop case studies for a range of purposes including submissions to the Disability Royal Commission, Senate Inquiries and media stories. The project would also produce a guide to developing case studies that can be used by advocates in their own work.