We know sometimes it can be difficult to get your voice heard and when it’s an issue connected to disability in the workplace, it can be worrying and stressful.
That’s where we come in.
The Centre for Resolution’s independent advocacy service is here for those in employment who have a disability. We can also work alongside you, your colleagues and management to find solutions, ultimately improving working relationships. We make sure you know your rights, understand your options and help you get your voice heard by giving you the correct information and support. Our service is tailor made, so you decide how we work together.
How can our disability employment advocacy help?
Advocacy at its core aims to ensure that people with disabilities are able to:
Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when in the workplace
Be treated fairly
Defend and safeguard their rights
Help them gain access to information
Have their voice heard on issues such as equality, reasonable adjustments, sickness / absence, returning to work
An advocate might attend a meeting / interview in a supportive role or write letters on your behalf.
Employers, colleagues and management can all be supportive and helpful however they may not understand how your disability effects you, the best way to support you or the solutions that are available. An independent advocate will represent your wishes without judging you or giving you their personal opinion.
Benefits of using Centre for Resolution’s disability advocacy service
We are an independent advocacy service
We will always treat you equally, respectfully and with dignity
All information will be kept confidential unless life threatening
Our disability advocates specialise in disability and equality, and have many years of experience in the field
Services are tailor made, giving you ultimate control over your support
Our advocates are approachable and happy to answer any questions you may have
We will always work to the Advocacy Code of Practice and will spend time ensuring we get to know your views and wishes. We understand it is important for every person to be as independent as they can, regardless of having a disability. We will work alongside you to enable you to make informed decisions, giving you true independence.
Centre for Resolution recognises you’re the expert in your life.
Our independent advocacy service is chargeable and is available across England and Wales.