Citizen Advocacy Perth West is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote, facilitate and support advocacy for people with disabilities.
The Citizen Advocacy Perth West office seeks out people with intellectual disability living in hostels, group homes or in the community, who have no actively involved family and are therefore particularly at risk. We then carefully match them, one-to-one, with a principled, caring citizen, who freely commits to a long-term relationship, in which they undertake to act as friend and spokesperson or “advocate” for the person with the disability, (who we call the “protégé” – from the French word meaning to protect.)
Each Citizen Advocacy relationship is unique. The advocate may, for example, offer their protégé friendship, the experience of family, new opportunities, spokesmanship or protection from abuse.