Advocacy Service

What does it do?

Empowering and enabling older people to make changes to their lives.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is:
  • Speaking up for, or acting on behalf of yourself or another person.
  • Helping you to understand what you want, secure your rights and obtain services which you need.
  • Working in partnership with you.
  • Promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.
  • If you answer YES to any of the following questions, perhaps our Advocacy Service can help you.
Do you…
  • Feel that decisions are made for you instead of with you?
  • Feel you are being ignored?
  • Feel you are not taken seriously?
  • Find it difficult to speak up for your-self?
  • Feel unsure of the choices/options available to you?
Our Advocates can help you to:
  • Make clear your own views and wishes.
  • Express and present your views effectively.
  • Obtain independent advice and accurate information.
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Take responsibility and control for the decisions which affect
  • your life.
What will the Advocate be like?
  • Clear Thinking and Focused
  • Non-judgemental
  • Able to listen and communicate
  • Patient
  • Empathic
Age Concern Advocacy Service is...
Confidential
Independent
For people aged 50+For people who live in St. Helen’s BoroughFor people with no family or friends to support themFor people who have the ability to instruct the Advocate

Who it is for?

  • For people who live in St. Helens Borough
  • For people with no family or friends to support them
  • For people who have the ability to instruct the Advocate

Where it is available?

Local service (St Helens).

What it costs:

the service is free

How to access or apply for it:

Telephone: 01744 454 530for more information regarding how to access the Advocacy Service provided by a partner organisation (Coalition of Disabled People)
 
or email: enquiries@aukmm.org.uk

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

03/02/2014
Provider
24-28 Claughton Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2UE