- access to emergency information
- disruptions to support services
- lack of oversight in closed environments like group homes.
Advocacy Demand Snapshot
This impact was strongly felt in the disability advocacy sector around Australia. DANA conducted a ‘snapshot survey’ of disability advocacy organisations in April 2020, in order to gain a quick understanding of the shifting demands for advocacy services during the COVID-19 shutdown period.
The findings confirm the critical importance of advocacy for people with disability and their carers. Many of the detailed comments provide strong evidence of how close many have been to being disconnected from essential income and support, especially during this period.
The findings from this survey are also consistent with the findings from other reports into the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability, for example the reports produced by People With Disability Australia (People with Disability and COVID-19) and by Children and Young People with Disability Australia (More than isolated: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic).
Visit this page to read more and download the full report: DANA Snapshot of COVID-19 Advocacy Demand: Insufficient capacity for increased demand.