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Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities sometimes need more support to get their views and wishes heard. It can be particularly hard to understand what someone is telling us if they do not use words to communicate.
Advocacy means to speak up for someone. With the help of an advocate people with learning disabilites can gain control over their lives, make their own choices about what happens to them and be as independent as possible.
Not sure what advocacy is, or how an advocate can help you? Find out more
Our qualified advocates can work with you, or someone you know with a learning disability, to make sure your rights are protected and ensure you can get the services and support you need to live life to the full.
Our advocates will listen and talk to you, an other people who are important to you, to try and understand your wishes. Your advocate will speak on your behalf if you want them to and can find out information for you and support you with making choices about the things that matter to you. For example:
- Your home
- Your day centre
- Your relationships
- Your money
- Your education or work
- Your health
This service is provided by seAp in the following local authority areas: