Plymouth Advocacy

Plymouth Advocacy

Advocacy

 

People on the autism spectrum can often struggle to be listened to and have their needs and wishes understood. They may need help to express their aspirations, interpret and process information about their rights and to request relevant services. Some people with autism may be very articulate but they may struggle with particular aspects of their daily life and have difficulty conveying their needs.

An advocate is a person who can speak, write for, represent, and support you.

An advocate's role includes arguing your case when you need them to and represent your wishes where and/or when you don't feel able to speak for yourself.

Advocacy services help vulnerable people access information and services and to:

 

  • be involved in decisions about their lives
  • explore choices and options
  • defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
  • speak out about issues that matter to them

 

Plymouth Advocacy

 

The Care Act places a duty on councils to provide independent advocacy when someone has difficulty being involved in the process of care and does not have an appropriate individual to support them. Therefore Plymouth Advocacy has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council to provide this advocacy service.

Plymouth Advocacy is made up of SEAP (Support Empower Advocate Promote), the Plymouth Highbury Trust (PHT) and the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) all working together.

To contact Plymouth Advocacy telephone their contact centre on 0300 0343 5719.

Alternatively you can visit their contact centre at 207 Outland Road, Plymouth, PL2 3PF.

More information about Plymouth Advocacy can be found on the Plymouth Online Directory.

On Wednesday 6th April, between 1pm and 6pm, Plymouth Advocacy will be holding an Open Day where people will be able to go and meet the team.

Please see attached flyer.

More information about advocacy can be found here:

Advocacy and autism

Advocacy Services 

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