Advocacy

Advocacy for ACT people living with pain, their carers and families

Pain Support ACT works to see that government help for people in pain is of high quality and is accessible.  We speak up for people in pain.

We also work with other organisations for improvements which affect not just people in pain but all health care consumers. Pain Support is a member of the Health Care Consumers’ Association of the ACT (HCCA).

We contribute to or write submissions to government. Occasionally our Committee of management writes to particular Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly to raise issues where change is needed.

For more information contact the Secretary at 62811036.  Members are always invited to participate in advocacy work.

Related matters – SHOUT under threat

Pain Support ACT is a member of Self Help Groups  United Together (SHOUT).  SHOUT is a Canberra umbrella organisation which provides valuable support to over 47 self-help and peer support groups for people with disabilities, health and chronic conditions.

Self Help Organisations United Together (SHOUT) is an umbrella organisation that provides vital support to over 47 self-help and peer support groups for people with disabilities, health and chronic conditions. It is now under threat after 35 years of operation.

A number of these groups have indicated that they may not be able to continue if SHOUT were to close.

 Janne Graham AM, an award-winning Canberran and a founder of SHOUT, has spoken out about this.

Read the full SHOUT media release on SHOUT’s future at www.shout.org.au/media-releases

See Janne Graham’s insights about this unfortunate uncertainty facing SHOUT in her press release here: press-release-re-shout-sep-16

 

J Graham