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What is self advocacy?

Who is this service for?

Self-advocacy is for anyone who wants to take action and knows what they want to achieve.

Who can access it?

This service is available to anyone.

Self-advocacy is when someone takes action to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the services they need.

With self-advocacy you know your rights and responsibilities and are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.

How to successfully self advocate

1. Learn about your rights and responsibilities

This can be done through looking at relevant laws and rules. You can also look on services websites and look at their policies.

2. Decide what you want to say

Think about what is important to you. Remember that you have the freedom to make basic choices about your life.

3. Plan the action you need to take

Make a list of all the actions you need to take and include any deadlines.

4. Ask for support if you need it

Sometimes you need help from other people to help secure your rights. Talk to family, friends or reach out to community groups.

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to advocacy@gaddum.org.uk.