What is advocacy?

Advocacy is about helping people to speak up for themselves about the things that matter to them. An advocate can do lots of things to support you, for example: helping to find information, going to meetings, helping you to write a letter, talking through choices and options and what you might want to say.

Advocacy support usually happens on a one-to-one basis but we also support some self-advocacy groups, where people help each other develop the confidence and skills to speak up.