Why advocates are needed

Citizen Advocacy Perth West is a not for profit organisation which supports advocacy for people with disabilities.

Social isolation has emerged as an important issue confronting people with disabilities. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 15 per cent of people with disabilities aged 15 to 59 (or 287,500 individuals) live alone compared to 6.8 per cent of people without disabilities.** For some people with disabilities, the years of isolation and exclusion have had a profound impact on self-worth and self-esteem.

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