What we do

Overview

Speak Out is a state-wide advocacy service that has members with intellectual disability. We aim to develop a respectful and inclusive community for people living with a disability.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy means ‘standing beside’ someone, or standing up for someone’s rights.

An advocate is on your side if you are being treated unfairly and will help you work out what you want and how they can help you. Speak Out employs advocates who are experienced in working with people living with a disability.

 

Who can use Speak Out?

People with all types of disabilities as stated in the Disability Services Act (Tas). That is if you have a disability that:

  • Is permanent or likely to be permanent, and;
     

  • The disability causes you to have difficulties with communication, learning or mobility, and;
     

  • You need support services to help you.

Speak Out may NOT be able to help if

  • The advocate thinks there is another service that is better able to meet your needs;
     

  • There is not an advocate with the time available when you need help.

If this is the case, we will refer you to the service that is best able to help you.
 

Our contact details:

Speak Out has three offices across Tasmania.

Our locations are in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Hobart

Postal address:

PO Box 4578
Bathurst Street
Hobart, 7000
Tasmania

Phone number:

Phone: (03) 6231 2344

Email address:

admin@speakoutadvocacy.org

Launceston

Postal address:

59d Amy Road
Launceston, 7250
Tasmania

Phone number:

Phone: (03) 6343 2022

Email address:

launceston@speakoutadvocacy.org

Burnie

Postal address:

2 Spring Street
Burnie, 7320
Tasmania

Phone number:

Phone: (03) 6431 9333

Email address:

burnie@speakoutadvocacy.org

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