Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Disability Advocacy And Complaints Service Of South Australia Incorporated
ABN
92302584388

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Yes
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Medium
Purposes of charity
Other: Address: 470 Marion Road,Plympton Park SA 5038 Tel: (08) 8297 3500Fax: (08) 8297 1155Country Caller: 1800 088 325NRS: 1800 555 630Email: admin@dacssa.org.auYou also can find us on FacebookDACSSA is accredited for the provision of airing and resolution of disability based grievances in a manner that supports and encourages people with a disability, their carers families and associates through the provision of individual and systemic advocacy services.Contact UsDACSSA is a member of the Quality Improvement Partnership.DACSSA acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their cultures, and to elders both past and present. What we do"DACSSA has been providing services to the disability community since 1991" Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of SA Inc provides sup
Basic Religious Charity
No
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
General activities
Civic and advocacy activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia Inc (DACSSA) We are building on the foundation created since theinception of DACSSA as we continue to find new waysto assist our clients in South Australia through provid-ing support so they may engage with the services theyneed.We will expand our efforts to increase knowledge andunderstanding of disability and raise the profile ofDACSSA Services among our key stakeholders and thegeneral public.It is imperative that we purposefully engage clients,families, management, our staff and stakeholdersthrough our various communication and marketinginitiatives.This year, similar to previous years, paralegal, educa-tion and mental health issues are more prevalent thanany other issues for clients accessing the services ofDACSSA. We have ventured into areas that tradition-ally were not quite as prominent as they could be,such as prioritising working with Aboriginal Communi-ties across the state.We have run major events in conjunction withVictimSupport Services, Dignity for Disability(D4D) and theAdelaide City Council, with more to follow in the yearto come.Our advocates have not only remained on track withtheir core work but have also presented to numerousorganisations and helped facilitate the many changesrequired to ensure our organisation was accredited.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
People with disabilities

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 0
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
South Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
South Australia

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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