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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 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.


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
  • West Berkshire