SUFY is a community based Independent Individual Social Advocacy Organisation for people with a disability who live in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay Council regions.

Individual advocacy is when the advocacy worker speaks, acts and writes on behalf of another person who is being treated unfairly, unjustly and whose human rights are being denied. Independent advocacy is when the advocate is on the side of a person or people with a disabilities and no one else. They do not have conflicting interests and loyalties. The advocate is separate from service providers and government departments. People with disabilities often experience, or are at least vulnerable to, discrimination, neglect, exploitation or abuse. Their rights, whether human right or legal rights, are commonly ignored and denied.

SUFY works to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with a disability. Through our individual advocacy we work towards addressing the injustices people with a disability experience and to make a positive and sustainable difference to their lives.

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SUFY Mission Statement:

“Speaking Up For You Inc. (SUFY) protects and defends the human rights of vulnerable people with disability through individual advocacy to address injustices and make a positive and sustainable difference to their lives”

SUFY Organisational Goals:

  • To provide individual advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people with disability whose fundamental needs are not met and/or whose human rights are being denied.
  • To assist some people to advocate on behalf of a vulnerable person with a disability through providing information, advice and strategies.
  • To inform and influence allies and others to bring about systemic change to advance our individual advocacy efforts;

  • To promote the understanding and development of advocacy within SUFY and in the wider community;

  • To operate a principled, effective, accountable and sustainable social advocacy organisation.

  •  SUFY 2015/16 Strategic Plan: Download here

SUFY Principles:

  • Human Rights: SUFY will promote, protect and defend the lives and the human rights of each person with disability whom we support in the advocacy relationship.

  • Social Justice: SUFY will operate in ways that support the achievement of rights, equity, access, participation and equality in our advocacy work with each person.

  • Inclusion in Community Life: SUFY will operate in ways that value and support the inclusion of people with disability in the life of their diverse communities.