About us

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. We provide free and independent advocacy and user involvement services.

Throughout my life I have seen that having a voice is the difference between being in control and being ignored. VoiceAbility ensures that people are supported to have control over their lives.

We have pioneered ways of enabling people to be heard and have their rights respected. These have ranged from the creation of local Parliaments run by people with learning disabilities, to driving the introduction of statutory advocacy services that help people with the highest support needs who are facing the most critical decisions. We have developed excellent services and as a result have become one of the largest advocacy providers in the UK.

We continue to develop our services, finding new ways to ensure that everyone has their rights and choices respected. I do hope you enjoy finding out more about us on our site.

Jonathan Senker, Chief Executive

Who we work with

VoiceAbility is recognised for its outstanding advocacy and service user involvement groups, which are offered in many local authorities across England. 

We offer a wide range of services for those who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, substance misuse issues, acquired brain injury, a serious physical illness or a dual diagnosis.

We also work with Looked After Children, young people, adults, older people, carers, parents, families and people in the criminal justice system.

Our Mission

strengthening voice, supporting rights, changing lives 

Our Vision

A society in which everybody's voice, rights and choices are heard, understood and respected

Our Aims

To support everyone to have:

  • The right to be heard and respected.
  • The right to the same choice, control and freedom as any other person.
  • The right to be safe from violence or abuse.

To strengthen our ability to achieve these rights.

Our Values

Our values: Passionate, Empowering, Collaborative, Honest and Resourceful

Our values unite us. They are the qualities we demonstrate when we are at work and that we look for in new colleagues. Living our values helps us to achieve our mission.