Dancing the night away with the Regional Disability Advocacy Service

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Giving people with a disability more opportunities and support is the aim for the Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS).

They provide a free and independent advocacy service for people with a disability and their families.

It’s a busy time of year for the team with their annual dance party celebration for International Day of People with Disability fast approaching.

The day, held on December 3, encourages everyone to celebrate and raise awareness for people with a disability.

Ahead of the celebration the team will be hosting another event, this time to raise awareness of funding changes.

The changes, set to start in June next year, could see funding removed from state-based advocacy services.

Unlike the NDIS scheme, advocacy services are free for people with disabilities and their family members.

The RDAS service in the Wagga area is funded by the federal government but they could lose services in the Albury area if cuts to state funding goes ahead.

Friday December 1 will see the RDAS team gather to raise awareness for the changes.

Shortly after they will bring together more than 200 people for the annual dance party.

The event is supported by the Dance Party Steering Committee which comprises representatives from disability and community services in Wagga.

This much-anticipated annual event reflects the strong community support and the hard work and generosity of local organisations and businesses.

The dance party

Where: Kyeamba Smith Hall at the Wagga showground

When: Friday December 1 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm

Theme: Sparkle and bow ties

Cost: $5

More information: Regional Disability Advocacy Service 6921 9225