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 VoiceAbility.


For eligibility information and referral forms, contact direct or visit the VoiceAbility website.

Local branch: VoiceAbility, Meon House, rear of 189 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2NF
Head office: VoiceAbility, Unit 1, The Old Granary, Westwick, Oakington, Cambridge CB24 3AR
Phone: 0300 303 1660

You are also able to contact an alternative provider:

Choices Advocacy

Website: Choices Advocacy
Address: The Warren Centre Plus, Warren Crescent, Shirley Warren, Southampton, S016 6AY
Phone: 023 8078 3715
Fax: 023 8077 0629