All OPA programs, staff and volunteers advocate for the rights of people with disability.
OPA also provides individual advocacy to people who have no other advocacy options, and support people to advocate for themselves.
Limited disability supports for Trevor
Trevor, a middle-aged Aboriginal man with a mild intellectual disability and an acquired brain injury, lives in aged care in Melbourne due to a lack of appropriate housing and disability support in regional Victoria.
Making an accomodation decision for Angelo
There were clear risks in Angelo returning home, but they were mostly in regard to the state of his house and not his treatment.
Before I had my brain injury, I didn’t have a problem dealing with medical people. After my injury, for at least two years, I had no control over anything and often felt I wasn’t listened to.