About IRASI

Ipswich Regional Advocacy Service Inc. (IRASI) advocates and supports people to uphold their human and legal rights.​ Taking a person-centred approach, IRASI assists the most vulnerable and marginalised people in the community to make informed decisions about their lives.  ​

 

Our service footprint extends from the Ipswich Local Government Area (LGA) to inner South West LGA's of Lockyer, Scenic Rim, and Somerset. As a not-for-profit organisation IRASI gratefully acknowledges funding from the Department of Housing and Public Works; Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors; Department of Social Services, and Qld Health. 

Our Management Guidelines 

  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards;

  • Effective strategic planning;

  • Risk management;

  • Consistently high service standards;

  • Honouring people through advocacy;

  • Effective communications with clients;

  • Valuing and developing employees;

  • Continuous improvement.

 

  Our 30 Year History

  • 1991 - West Moreton Housing Resource Service incorporated

  • 2001 - Renamed Ipswich Tenancy Advocacy Services Inc (ITASI)

  • 2006 - Disability Advocacy Services to South West Region

  • 2006 - Renamed Ipswich Regional Advocacy Services Inc (IRASI)

  • 2010 - Mental Health Advocacy Service

  • 2011 - Ipswich flood impact and recovery 

  • 2012 - Lobbied to retain tenant advocacy program to 2013

  • 2013 - Facilitated 1st Under 1 Roof Ipswich collaborative

  • 2014 - Tenant advocacy cuts: program continued with skeleton staff plus volunteers

  • 2014 - Partnered 'Floresco' Community Managed Mental Health program

  • 2016 - Tenant advocacy funded through QSTARS program

  • 2017 - Adopted Quality Management System

  • 2020 - Disability Royal Commission funding 

  • 2021- Lobbied to retain Independent Disability Advocacy beyond June 30 2021

Our Social Justice Profile

Founding membership includes: Under 1 Roof Ipswich (U1Ri); West Moreton Mental Health Collaborative (WMMHC); Ipswich Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (ISPAN); and the Local Level Alliance (LLA).

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