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Advocacy is a way of working to ensure that people’s rights and wishes are respected. Advocacy means people have the choice and control they deserve. Advocacy means supporting people to speak up and get their views listened to.

Self-advocacy means supporting people to express their own views. Citizen advocacy is when a member of the community forms a long-term, one-to-one relationship with someone who needs their help. They speak up on their behalf and represent their views and interests.

Advocacy Matters provides advice and support for:

  • learning disabled adults
  • older people
  • adults with a physical disability or sensory impairment
  • adults on the autistic spectrum and individuals with Asperger's

Find out more about how to refer a friend, family member or make a self-referral.

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