Our general advocacy service provides professional advocacy in the city of York for people over the age of 18 years, who have a disability, mental ill-health or who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.
This service will:
- Provide short-term, issue based advocacy and when required longer term advocacy support in specifically identified circumstances.
- Will promote self-advocacy supporting both individuals to self-advocate and/or groups of people who are interested in setting up their own self-advocacy forums or groups to have a stronger voice on issues that affect them.
- Have advocates with the specialist skills and training required to understand the needs of, and work with, the diverse range of people likely to access the service, for example mental ill-health and learning disabilities.
- Offer volunteering opportunities for people interested in developing their advocacy skills, interests and knowledge. See Volunteering.