Wirral Adult Disability
Self Advocacy Group
Got something to say?
Do not know who to talk to?
Come and join us!!!!!!
We are here to give people with a disability a real voice.
We can also support people to do this.
Self Advocacy. What is it?
Self Advocacy is mainly for people with Learning Disabilities to have a voice. This does not mean that people with other disabilities cannot speak up for themselves either.
Self Advocacy is where people speak up for themselves. This can be for what they want and need or for there rights. This can bring change to people’s lives and confidence. This can be as a group on there own.
Self Advocacy means yes you have rights but there is responsibilities that come with the rights. It is not just about consultation with services. With the staff making decisions for you.
Everyone should have a chance to speak up for themselves. Even if the person has high support needs.
Adult Self Advocacy Group
Wirral has got a self advocacy group. This is open for anyone with a disability to have a voice.
The next self advocacy group is on the 2nd December 11 am – 1 pm at Old Market House, Market St, Birkenhead.
This came about because the council has an inspection last year. This is 1 of the recommendations from the inspection.
This is open to development and is part of a user lead organisation called Together All Are Able. It could develop into a peer advocacy group too.
Peer Advocacy is where someone who has similar experiences or background can talk up for someone. This is instead of the person themselves.
Inspection means when people from outside come and have a look around to see how something is doing.
If you want to know more please contact.
Jenny Carter – email@example.com or 644 9591.
Vicky Forfar – firstname.lastname@example.org or 644 9591.
Or Annamarie Jones – email@example.com or 666 5009.