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Advocacy for Social Services Clients

Advocacy is a way of protecting and asserting our rights.


We are entitled to the following rights

  • To make choices about our lives.
  • To receive the social and health services we need.
  • To be informed of our rights.
  • To enjoy opportunities in leisure, education, training and employment. To be different and not to suffer discrimination.
  • To make a complaint when something goes wrong.

 

Advocacy is founded on the belief that people are of equal value regardless of ability, wealth or status and are therefore entitled to equal rights.  

 

An Advocate Can:

  • Listen to you.
  • Help you to plan any action you may need or wish to take.
  • Write letters and make telephone calls with you, or for you.
  • Ensure your views are heard by attending meetings/reviews with you.
  • Obtain information for you, or put you in touch with someone who can.
  • Spend time with you preparing for meetings.
  • Investigate alternative sources of support.
  • Increase communication levels between yourself and others.
  • Find out what your rights are.
  • Liaise with relevant agencies.

 

Contacts

Phone: (01234) 267422

   

 

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