Advocacy is about making sure YOUR voice is heard.

(Extracted from ‘Principles and Standards in Independent Advocacy Organisations and Groups’, Advocacy 2000)

The main themes of advocacy are:

• Safeguarding people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve.

• Empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.

• Enabling people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and to make their views and wishes known.

• Speaking on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves.

We are NOT influenced by our funders and will always support you to get your voice heard.