Action for Advocacy provides a central point of information for independent advocacy in England and Wales.
It has an on-line database, Find an Advocate.
If you are unable to find a scheme in your area call the Advocacy Finder Helpline on 08451 22 86 33
It also provides courses and advocate training for those wishing to become advocates.
Little Treasures operates a free impartial advocacy service for children with disabilities or terminal illnesses under the age of 18.
It supports the parent or carer to help them gain access to services that their child needs (eg: housing adaptions, medical equipment) and is able to provide someone to speak on your behalf.
Apply direct through the Contact Form on their website or telephone 01708 753339 to talk to their Senior Welfare Co-ordinator.
OPAAL promotes independent advocacy for older people and works with advocacy schemes and projects across the UK.
It provides contact information for UK advocacy services through an easy to access regional map.
Speak is a peer advocacy service run by students at The National Star College.
The website provides an on-line resource for young people with disabilities.
It also runs specialist training courses for people with disabilities, parents and carers, employers and the public.
VoiceAbility's mission is "strenthening voice, championing rights, changing lives" through the provision of advocacy support to individuals and groups who have mental health problems, learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments or are on the autistic spectrum.
It also works with older people and carers.
It is currently offering free accessible guides on a range of issues printed in Easy Read format.
VoiceAbility runs services and projects in a number of areas in England. If you do not live in one of these areas the organisation may still be able to help you.
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