Our advocacy program

Our advocacy program

Making a difference for older people

Decisions that affect older people are made every day in NSW, and one persuasive voice in the ear of a decision maker can be hugely influential in creating change.

COTA NSW is facilitating a network of volunteer advocates who can speak on behalf of older people and make sure their voices are heard. We provide training and ongoing support, and have regular meetings to catch up, discuss our activities and learn new skills. Find out more about our advocates network

There are two main ways that our advocates promote the needs and views of older people.

  • Representing older people on consultative committees and councils. Find out more about consumer representatives
  • Building relationships with local Members of Parliament and providing perspectives and information to them on relevant issues.

If you’d like to make a positive impact for older people and help empower others, we’d love to hear from you. You can call our Advocacy Community Development Officer on 0483 179 537, email us on advocacy@cotansw.com.au, or leave your details on our sign-up form and we’ll be be in touch.

Advocacy sign-up form