What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is a way of ensuring that people who are perhaps struggling in society are able to:

  • Be properly supported when having to face professional services or action affecting their lives
  • Have their voice heard and genuinely considered regarding issues that are important to them
  • Know, defend and safeguard their own rights
  • Develop confidence, ownership and authority regarding decisions involving their lives

Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:

  • Express their views and concerns
  • Access information and services
  • Promote their rights and responsibilities
  • Explore choices and options

To find out more about what advocacy is all about, click here.