01904 414357 office@yorkadvocacy.org.uk

About 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.

Our advocacy service is free, confidential and independent.

"Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice". (Action for Advocacy)

Our advocates work under your instruction which means that we listen to what you want and act on your behalf at all times.

Advocacy is:

  • Making sure your voice is heard
  • Helping you have more choice
  • Speaking out on your behalf

Advocacy is not:

  • Crisis support
  • Counselling
  • Emotional support
  • Befriending
  • Giving advice