Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and to help make sure your voice is heard. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate.
If you need someone to help express your wishes and make sure your views are heard, then one of the services below will be able to help:
Devon Advocacy Consortium is a partnership of nine charitable advocacy organisations, brought together in 2014 and led by Living Options Devon. These partners include the following and are also able to offer support:
- Devon Link-Up
- Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
- Rethink Mental Illness
- SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote)
- Vocal Advocacy
- Young Devon
The Devon Disability Network (DDN) allows people with disabilities and Deaf people to campaign independently on issues that are important to them and be involved in developing services that they use.
For more support services in Devon see Living Options’ help and support page.