Focus: What is self-advocacy ?
Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings.
Self-advocacy means you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.
The aim of self-advocacy is for YOU to decide what you want to achieve and help you to achieve it.
In North Lincolnshire we have a range of different citizen voice groups, partnerships and networks.
Being a self advocate in a group it gives you a opportunity to talk about what matters to you.
You can also get involved in different campaigns locally.
Locally there has been campaigns for Changing Places and ‘BE SMART’ - being safe on the internet.
Talking Lincs supports people with learning disabilities across North Lincolnshire.
Some of these groups are:
? Time for Action
? Sunny Talk
? Be Heard
? The Mounties
If you are interested contact Kate.Banks@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk
Experts by Experience is a group of adults who have used or had experience of services to Adults.
The group is made up of older people, carers, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health.
If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Advisory Partnership is a group of carers who have experience about services locally.
If you are interested contact email@example.com
The Autism Partnership is made up of stakeholders, citizens, families, and people who care for someone with autism.
It you are interested contact Naeema.firstname.lastname@example.org
These are just some of the groups locally. If you want more information about what other groups there are contact email@example.com.
The Learning Disability Partnership next meeting—Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10.30am, at the Learning Development Centre.
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