Our Vision: Power, respect and informed choice for older people.
Advocare is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation supporting and protecting the rights of older people in Western Australia through information, advocacy and education.
We support older people to make informed choices that best suit them.
We assist older West Australians to understand their rights and resolve any issues they have with aged and home care service provision.
And we help people to access the right supports and protections available to them.
Our values underpin everything we do:
Integrity – We will act with integrity to support an environment of honesty, confidentiality and mutual trust.
Empowerment – We will work with you to ensure you are well informed to make your choices and we will also advocate with and for you.
Social Justice – We are here to protect the rights of older people. Human rights do not diminish with age.
Equity – We will support all older people, respecting the diversity of our community.
As the peak body for aged care advocacy in WA, Advocare provides the following services:
Advocacy – we walk alongside the older person every step of the way.
Information – we support informed choices for older people about their rights, access to aged care and elder abuse.
Education – we raise awareness and understanding, and support empowerment.
WA Elder Abuse Helpline – we provide free, confidential information, support and referral.
Volunteering – we respect the lives of older people by providing companionship and capturing their life stories.
Our Strategic Plan
Advocare has undergone many changes over the years; with a new funding mechanism (via OPAN), new staff and a new CEO.
In developing a strategic plan for the coming three years, the Board and Executive took into account the views and needs of our client groups, our funders, our vision, and the current and emerging trends in the aged care sector.
Our strategic plan is grouped into four main objectives, with each objective supporting our vision and mission:
- Quality advocacy, services, information and education for seniors and the sector
- Quality people delivering excellent work in a supportive environment
- Supporting and influencing sector development
- Sustain organisational capability to deliver our vision
Our Guiding Principles
Our work is underpinned by the Charter of Aged Care Rights.
Finalist – 2016 HESTA Community Sector Awards for Social Impact
Winner – 2015 Consumer Protection Awards for Organisational Achievement
Winner – 2014 ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards
Finalist – 2014 Consumer Protection Awards for Organisational Achievement
Finalist – 2014 Health Consumers Council Innovation Award
Finalist – 2014 WA Seniors Awards for Senior Advocate