Who Does SUFY Advocate For?

  • SUFY advocates for people with disability who are in unsafe or unjust situations.
  • People who are over 16 years of age whose fundamental needs are not being met.
  • People who are in danger of becoming more vulnerable or isolated.
  • People who live in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions.
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 and appropriate support to live in the community.
  • Previous Contact – whether the person being advocated for has been assisted by SUFY previously.
  • Age – whether the person with disability is over the age of sixteen.
  • Resources – what resources are available within SUFY? Currently SUFY has one part-time advocate for the Moreton Region, one part time advocate/coordinator and two part time advocates in the Brisbane area.
  • Geographic area – whether the person lives in the Brisbane Metropolitan area or Moreton Regional Council area. Within reason, SUFY will continue advocating for someone where 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.