Your Voice Advocacy

Your Voice Advocacy

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  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities

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Independent Advocacy is about helping people understand, access and protect their rights in all aspects of their lives in society, wherever they live and in whatever circumstances they find themselves. We aim to:

  1. Enable and empower people to make informed choices and express their views
  2. Support people to access appropriate information and services
  3. Defend and promote the rights and responsibilities of our clients in the community.
  4. Work in partnership with vulnerable individuals and give them a voice in the decisions that affect their daily lives.


Your Voice Advocacy Project employs staff to act as independent advocacy workers for people who have difficulty speaking up. The advocacy workers are well trained and supported by the Project. They are all subject to DBS checks and are bound by a range of policies and procedures that include things like confidentiality and adult and child protection. 

In addition to achieve our aims and objectives YVA facilitates several projects and services supporting people with learning disabilities with a wide range of issues and problems, empowering them to have a voice in the decisions that matter. These include:

  • One to One Advocacy – representing someone who is facing a particular problem or issue in their lives
  • Peer advocacy – empowering service users to support themselves and their peers
  • Social/Participation Groups – supporting people with learning disabilities to take a fuller role in their communities and enjoy social interaction.
  • Easy conversion service.
  • Support for the co-production of local health and social services.

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