What People say

“Advocacy made the most difference because before I didn’t really want to tell but when you came it felt better to get it out and to have meetings about it. It really helped for me to say things more and not be as worried about every thing.”

CYP Client

“I never believed that they would listen to me or believe me, but with my Advocacy Worker there, I had a chance to speak and I felt strong that my voice was heard.”

MH/Generic Client

“I nearly lost it during my DWP complaint interview, but my Advocacy Worker kept me calm and we got through it together.  Thank you”

MH/Generic Client

“What a good job my Advocacy Worker did for me, as I could have never have gone through this support plan meeting alone.”

MH/Generic Client

“I was so scared to face my PIP Assessment alone, but with my Advocacy Worker there I felt supported and when I couldn’t think of the words or got confused (due to my stroke), my Advocate spoke up for me.”

MH/Generic Client

“I felt like I was a person that nobody cared about, but my Advocacy Worker strengthened my confidence”

MH/Generic Client

“I had someone helping me who spoke up for me and told people how I felt”

Young Person

“Without my Advocacy Worker I don’t think my parents would have known what to do”

Young Person

“Helped me enormously to have strength as a carer to seek the best help for my daughter”

Parent/Carer

“They helped me and sorted my problems out”

Young Person

“When we do our SMILE work I don’t  feel like I have a learning disability, people don’t see our disability, they see you – it makes me feel the same as everyone else.”

LD