SUFY provides strong independent advocacy to:

  • People with a disability who are in unsafe or unjust situations
  • People whose fundamental needs are not being met and/or whose human rights are being denied
  • People who are in danger of becoming more vulnerable or isolated
  • People who live in the greater Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas including Redlands and parts of Ipswich
When SUFY is approached to do advocacy for a person, SUFY looks at each situation against the following criteria:
  • The Issue – whether the issue is about the person’s fundamental needs such as human rights, safety, health, shelter, food, freedom from harm and appropriate support to live in the community.
  • Previous Contact – whether the person has been assisted by SUFY previously.
  • Resources – does SUFY have the resources available and the capacity to allocate a worker to respond.
  • Geographic area – whether the person lives in the greater Brisbane or Moreton Bay areas including Redlands and parts of Ipswich. Within reason, SUFY will continue advocating for someone if they move outside these areas. If the new location is not within a reasonable distance of the SUFY office, SUFY, where possible, will find an advocate for the person in their new area.