New Wave Gippsland works closely with other groups in the community. Please see the list below of groups we have partnerships with and who are supporters of New Wave.

The Tipping Foundation

The Tipping Foundation, Morwell have donated an office space in their Morwell building to New Wave. This office is the New Wave Self Advocacy Office, and it is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30am to 2pm.

The Tipping Foundation provide New Wave use of their meeting rooms. New Wave use these rooms for many of their meetings and training sessions, including self advocacy group meetings.

New Wave are a welcome addition to The Tipping Foundation in Morwell. New Wave give The Tipping Foundation participants and staff information sessions on self advocacy, and easy access to the New Wave Self Advocacy office and meetings.

Click here to visit The Tipping Foundation website.

Self Advocacy Resource Unit

The Self Advocacy Resource Unit – SARU provide support to self advocacy groups around Victoria.

New Wave Gippsland have a close relationship with the SARU and visit them often in Melbourne, at their office on Flinders Lane at The Ross House Foundation. SARU are always available when New Wave members call with a question, and provide many resources such as sourcing support workers, finding meeting spaces, setting up and delivering training, and much more.

Click here to visit the Self Advocacy Resource Unit website.

Reinforce Self Advocacy

Reinforce are the auspice organisation, or parent group, to New Wave. Reinforce members provide training, support and advice to New Wave.

Reinforce was started in 1981 and is the longest running self advocacy group in Victoria. Reinforce are located at the Ross House Foundation in Melbourne, along with the Self Advocacy Resource Unit.

Click here to visit the Reinforce website.

Victorian State Government

The Victorian State Government provide funding to New Wave Gippsland.

New Wave are grateful for the support of the Victorian State Government.

Funding from the Victorian State Government, via an innovation grant, has seen New Wave up and running again from their new office in Morwell in 2017 and 2018.

Click here to visit the Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services website.

Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc

Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc, or GDAI – pronounced G’Day, provide advocacy to people with disability across Gippsland.

New Wave often refer people to GDAI for difficult problems that need support from an advocate, as well as using self advocacy skills.

GDAI also tell people with disability about New Wave, as people who come to them for advocacy may also want to build their self advocacy skills.

Click here to visit the Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc website.