AdvocacyAdvocacy for people with learning disability in Southend area
What does it do?
The Southend Mencap advocacy service has been in operation since 1999 and, over the years, it has grown into a much sought after and dependable service to people with learning disabilities within our support area of Southend, Rochford, Rayleigh and Castle Point.
The group has one full time advocate, one part time advocacy administrator and one part time administration assistant, who herself has learning disabilities.
The aims of the advocacy service are:
- To support people who might not otherwise find an independent voice and/or whose needs might be ignored or forgotten.
- To ensure people know their rights and have the information to make informed choices.
- To empower people to speak up for their rights, making sure that their needs are met and the service they need are provided