What is advocacy?

Independent Advocacy helps people to speak up and have their views and wishes heard. It helps people access their rights as members of the community.

Self Advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and what is important to you.

Self Advocacy groups discuss issues that are being talked about at the Partnership Board. We talk about things like, transport, health, support and getting a job. Group members tell the Partnership Board what people have said.

This ensures people are included in the development of their local services.

Southampton's Approved Advocates

Advocacy services within Southampton are now provided by The Advocacy People.

The Advocacy People

For eligibility information and referral forms, contact direct or visit The Advocacy People.

The Advocacy People
Head office
PO Box 375
TN34 9HU

Phone: 0330 440 9000

Email: info@theadvocacypeople.org.uk

You are also able to contact an alternative provider, although you will need to pay if you choose to use a different service.