How we help

We support people with learning disabilities to understand their rights and information, make choices, speak out and be heard.

We provide advocacy support in different ways, through different projects. When people contact us to request an advocate we provide advice about which project will be able to help them.

Our Services

Advocacy for parents with a learning disability

We provide advocacy support to parents working with Children’s Social Care.

We can support you if:

  • You need help to speak out and tell people your views
  • You have problems getting people to listen to you
  • Your rights are not being respected, if you feel discriminated against
  • You want to feel more confident speaking out for yourself
  • You need to find and understand information

We can support you to attend the family court and other meetings with professionals such as a social worker or solicitor.

We can also help to make sure that you get the right support for your disability.

Advocacy groups

We provide advocacy support to people in groups. We usually meet once a month and talk about the things that we are worried about or things that we think need to change.

Our groups are arranged by an advocate and everyone works together to speak out about a problem or situation.

We can support you if:

  • You would like to talk to other people with a learning disability about problems in your community or problems that are affecting you
  • You would like to feel more confident speaking out for yourself
  • You would like to support others and help to speak out for them

You can contact us to find out if we have a group near to where you live.

Bespoke advocacy

Advocacy promotes equality, justice, inclusion and human rights.

Our advocates support people to speak out, have their voices heard, feel empowered and make things happen.

Sometimes people cannot find the right advocacy support.

We can help with our bespoke independent advocacy. This is advocacy that is arranged just for an individual, to help with a situation or problem.

You can contact us to find out more about how it can be arranged and how much it costs.

Community advocacy

Our advocates can support people to deal with problems or a situation. We can support you if:

  • You need help to speak out and tell people your views
  • You have problems getting people to listen to you
  • Your rights are not being respected, if you feel discriminated against
  • You need help to get support for your health, wellbeing or independence
  • You want to feel more confident speaking out for yourself
  • You need to find and understand information

This could include help to write letters, go to meetings, speak to people on the telephone or in online meetings.

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