“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 providers work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice”.
Advocacy is about helping people to communicate and be listened to.
Advocates work with you to make sure people understand your views, wishes, thoughts and feelings.
Advocates can support you to find out about your rights.
Advocates listen to you and work with you.
They will help you find information that you need.
Advocates do not work for anyone else.
Advocates do not tell you what to do.
Advocates will not make decisions for you.
"I used to get angry because nobody listened, but now I am more confident about speaking up"