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What do we mean by advocacy?

Advocacy can support you to have a strong voice when you need to make an important decision or are facing issues you need help with.

You may need advocacy because you feel:

  • No-one’s listening to you
  • You have important decisions to make
  • You can’t get the help you need
  • You don’t agree with decisions that are being made about you
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Advocacy can help you to …

  • Challenge professional decisions which are being made about you
  • Speak out on your behalf or support you to speak out
  • Tell you about your rights
  • Find out information to help you make an informed decision
  • Go to meetings and appointments with you
  • Assist you to fill in forms
  • Enable you to access specialist advice and support