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Self-Advocacy Groups

 

Self-Advocacy means speaking up and speaking out for your rights. Self-advocacy helps to ensure that people with mental health issues, learning disabilities or other difficulties have the right to control their own life and make their own decisions. 

Self-advocacy groups can:

  • Bring people together to share ideas and support
  • Organise training for their members, or speak to other groups about self-advocacy
  • Be a powerful voice to local authorities and service providers about the changes they want to make in their communities
  • Be a way for people to have fun and make friends
seAp operates and supports Self-Advocacy Groups in a number of areas:
 

Be Heard

A self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in Bracknell Forest.  Members meet weekly and are involved in a broad and varied range of activities; delivering training to social workers, participating in local consultations, reviewing Council policies, developing Easy-read materials, and driving forward campaigns about issues they feel strongly about. 

It's My Life

A self-advocacy network which supports its members to gain confidence, learn new skills, speak up and campaign to make things better for people with learning disabilities living in West Berkshire. The group holds regular meetings, drop-in sessions and workshops.

Maidenhead Self-Advocacy Group

A self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities, meeting fortnightly. The group is led by its members who decide what subjects to discuss and what activities to undertake. The objective is to strengthen self-advocacy skills and build links with local people, groups and services, to ensure the voices of people with learning disabilities are heard and that more opportunities to make a valuable contribution to the Maidenhead community are created.

Windsor Self-Advocacy Group

A self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities, meeting fortnightly. The group is led by its members who decide what subjects to discuss and what activities to undertake. The objective is to strengthen self-advocacy skills and build links with local people, groups and services, to ensure the voices of people with learning disabilities are heard and that more opportunities to make a valuable contribution to the Windsor community are created.

Contact us to find out more about seAp's Self-Advocacy Groups.

 

 

 

This service is provided by seAp in the following local authority areas:

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • West Berkshire