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Advocacy

What is an advocate?

An advocate helps people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

(Advocacy Charter, Action for Advocacy)

We have advocacy services in our Warrington office. An advocate can:   

  • Listen to what you say
  • Help you put forward your opinions and views in both formal and informal situations
  • Help you to look at options and discuss the possible outcomes
  • Help you to find appropriate sources of help and support
  • Speak to people and agencies or organisations on your behalf if you feel unable to do so
  • Represent your views as an individual and as a carer

Wired has been delivering independent advocacy for over 20 years; providing support for clients and constructive challenge to service providers. Wired was an inaugural member of the Wirral Advocacy Partnership that ensured high quality services and shared best practise in Wirral.

All of Wired’s advocates have achieved or are working towards the Independent Advocacy Qualification. Our advocates are knowledgeable and experienced and are rooted in the local community. The knowledge and quality of the advocacy services at Wired have been used to develop a diploma in advocacy demonstrating that Wired has leading practise in this area (see more below).

Wired works to the Advocacy Charter and Code of Practice.

“The Code of Practice is a set of guidelines for advocates aimed at providing clarity, support and boundaries for their practice. It offers a clear description of what is and is not expected of an advocate in their day to day work with service users” (Action for Advocacy)

Wired has been awarded the Action for Advocacy quality mark, the Quality Performance Mark (QPM) demonstrating that the advocacy we provide is independent, professional and reliable.

Why not go to http://tapetv.yourlocal.tv/index.php?option=com_seyret&view=video&id=116&videotitle=Stigma&Itemid=105 where you can see a film produced by Conwy Residents, Wired and TAPE about “Reducing Stigma” ​


Training

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Independent Advocacy.

An exciting opportunity to undertake a qualification which accredits and recognises the skills and experience of existing advocates, and professionals who use advocacy as part of another role. Delivered by Inclusive Access in partnership with Wired. 

Please contact the Advocacy Training Team, access@inclusiveaccess.co.uk      Tel: 0151 653 7111