Covid-19 update: All self-advocacy and collective advocacy activities have been stopped for now. Professional advocacy is being delivered over the phone. Please call 01382 666601 or complete a contact form if you need to speak with us.
|We defend and safeguard human rights through Independent Advocacy, Professional, Collective and Self-Advocacy Groups.|
You can download a referral form here.
|Independent Advocacy means that we make sure people:
Advocacy may not always get you the result you want but it does allow you to have your voice heard.
|Professional Advocacy helps people tackle important issues in their lives. This could be problems with housing, mental or physical health, their support, money or other things.
An advocate could attend meetings such as adult support and protection, mental health tribunals, guardianship and annual reviews.
You can meet one to one with the advocate to discuss your issues. The advocate then works with you, or on your behalf, to improve this issue where possible.
We may speak up for people who are not able to do so for themselves through non-instructed advocacy. This happens when a person has complex communication needs that stops them from talking about their life and thoughts.
|Collective Advocacy is a group of people coming together to improve an issue and have their voices heard.
At Advocating Together, this is mainly carried out by our Aitegether4Change group, made up of the Advocators and Communication Champions.
The members of this group seek out the views of their peers and highlight issues to decision makers.
||Self Advocacy is about gaining the confidence to speak up for yourself. At Advocating Together we have regular self-advocacy groups, where people come together to:
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about advocacy.