Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.
Devon Link Up has worked for 25 years to give people with learning disabilities a voice and choice about the things that are important in thier lives. We offer self-advocacy, issue based and Care Act advocacy.
What do advocates do?
Advocates listen to the people they support and hear what they want to say.
Advocates do not give advice or tell you what to do.
Advocates can help you think about choices so you can make informed decisions.
Advocates will support you to speak up.