We know sometimes it can be difficult to get your voice heard and when it’s an issue connected to disability, it can be worrying.
That’s where we come in.
The Centre for Resolution’s independent advocacy service is here for those with a disability including their family, friends and carers. 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.
How can Centre for Resolution’s disability advocacy help?
Advocacy at its core aims to ensure that people, particularly those who are considered to be vulnerable in society, are able to:
Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives
Be treated fairly
Defend and safeguard their rights
Help them gain access to information
Have their voice heard on issues such as social services, housing matters, finance, employment, education, benefits and human rights issues
An advocate might attend a meeting / interview / appointment in a supportive role.
Friends, family, employers, educational professionals, health and social care staff can all be supportive and helpful however it may be difficult for them to agree or accept the decisions that you make. 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 independent from any council, health or social services
We will always treat you equally, respectfully and with dignity
All information will be kept confidential unless life threatening
Our disability advocates understand disability, special educational needs and equality
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 available across England and Wales.