about Advocacy for All

where we work

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We work in

  • South East London
  • Kent
  • Sutton
  • Havering
  • Kingston
where

Please click on the menu tabs above to find out where we provide each of our services.

what do we want to do?

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We want to give people good advocacy

Advocacy is when one person talks to another person about their needs and wishes.

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We want to work just for our clients, not for the council or any other services.

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We want to help people have a bigger voice and a better life.

how will we do this?

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  • give people free and independent advocacy and make sure they have control in their lives
  • rights
  • make sure people get their rights
  • Rights are the things that the law says everyone should have, like

  • somewhere safe to live
  • good health services
  • making choices
  • speaking up
  • help people get confidence to speak up for themselves, on their own or in groups
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  • help people run speaking up groups and have a say where they live
  • community
  • help people be a part of their local community
  • desk work
  • involving people in all parts of our work
    • as staff or volunteers
    • as committee members
    • by asking what they think about our work
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  • have advocates who are volunteers, and make sure they have good training

    A volunteer is someone who does a job but does not get paid

  • rules
  • stick to the Advocacy Code of Practice

    The Code of Practice is rules for the way we work. It says what an advocate can or cannot do

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  • carry on getting better at our work and working with more people.
  • easy read
  • teach people about advocacy and use easy read information
  • what do we think is important?

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    involving people

    giving people a say in all our work

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    putting people’s needs and wishes first

    listening to what our clients tell us they want, not what other people tell us is important

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    equality

    treating everyone the same

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    good practice

    finding new ways of working telling other people about our good work so they can learn

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    partnership

    working together with other people and other companies to help clients

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    quality

    doing good work that does not cost alot

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    looking after staff and volunteers

    giivng them good support and training

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    honesty

    being clear about what we do and keeping good files for clients

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    dignity

    understanding that everyone is important and respecting them

    treating people all the same

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    We want to have staff with the right skills and experience.

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    We want to have staff who think the same as we do.

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    We treat all staff the same.

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    We treat all people who want to work for us the same.

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    We do not treat people better or worse because of

  • race
  • religion
  • disability
  • sexuality, for example gay or bisexual
  • age