“Power, respect and informed choice for older people.”
Advocare is an independent, community-based not-for-profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of older people in Western Australia through information, advocacy and education.
We enable older people to make informed choices that best suit them.
We assist older people to understand their rights, resolve any issues with aged and community care service provision, and access the right supports and protections available.
Our values underpn 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.
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 supporting empowerment
Elder Abuse Helpline – we provide free, confidential information and support
Volunteering – we respect the lives of older people by capturing their life stories.
Our Guiding Principles
Advocare’s work is underpinned by the following legislation and charters:
- Aged Care Act 1997
- United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Principles for Older Persons (1991)
- Charter of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities – Residential Care
- Charter of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities – Home Care
- Home and Community Care Rights and Responsibilities
- Australian Consumer Law
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