What is Advocacy?

speaking up

Advocacy is about your voice being heard.

Advocates support you to speak up, or they might speak up on your behalf if needed.

no money

Advocacy is…

  • Totally free
  • Totally independent
  • Confidential
not listening

When can an advocate help?

  • When you want to change things in your life.
  • When you want help to speak to a person about care or support service. 
  • When you are not being listened to.
working with you

What will your advocate do?

LISTEN to what you want

And work with you to:

  • Get your voice heard
  • Understand your rights
  • Get information you need
  • Explore your options
  • Make your own choices
your information is safe

We won’t tell anyone else what you have said to us unless:

  • You want us to
  • It involves danger to you or to other people
  • The law says we need to