Advocacy for All started in 1995 as Bexley and Bromley Citizen Advocacy, a citizen advocacy project for people with a learning disability. At the time we had one co ordinator working in Bexley and one in Bromley.
In 2005 we started England's first advocacy project for people with Autism and Asperger's syndrome.
Today we have 24 staff and 60+ volunteers.
Now we support:
- Short term advocacy
- Citizen advocacy
- Self advocacy (speaking up)
- Peer advocacy
General advocacy project in Bexley and Bromley
Supports people who meet the criteria for a social service. Many people live in a residential or supported living setting and many people go to day centres.
Kent County Council has commissioned Advocacy for All to
provide an advocacy service for people with
a learning disability in Kent
- to be eligible for this service you have to be funded by Kent or a resident of Kent
Advocates will make sure people have:
- a voice and are listened to
- equal access to the advocacy service
our befriending project is for:
- people aged over 60 who live in Bexley
- young people who have suffered a stroke or have early onset of dementia
We will match volunteer befrienders to people to:
- reduce isolation
- support people to be more involved in their local community
- speak up for older people in Bexley
Advocacy for people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
The Co ordinator works with volunteers to support people with Autism or Asperger's syndrome in Bexley and Bromley.
Providing advocacy support to disabled parents in Bexley and Bromley.
Young People's Advocacy Project
Advocacy for Young People aged 14 - 18 living in Bexley or Bromley who have a learning disability. Particular support is given to those in transition from school to further education or to adult services.
Advocate 4 Health
Promoting healthy living for people with a learning disability in Bexley,
Bromley, Greenwich, Croydon, Sutton and Wandsworth.
Click here for the Advocate 4 Health website
Speaking Up Projects
- Most of its members do not receive services from Social Services.
- Bromley Sparks offers encouragement and support to people to speak up for themselves and make their own choices.
- Click here for the Bromley Sparks website.
- For young people 18 to 25 who want to gain the confidence to speak up for themselves.
- Young Adults have meetings and go on social outings.
- A group for people who live in Bexley, travel independently and who do not live in a residential home and who do not use day services.
Bexley Speaking Up Group
- A Speaking Up group for people living in supported living or who will be moving soon.
Bromley Speaking Up Group
- Young people with a learning disability are supported to run their own Speaking Up groups in 3 schools in Bromley.