Advocacy is empowering people to understand their rights and speak up about their needs, saying what is important to them.
At this time, understanding self-advocacy and how it can help you get your voice heard is more important than ever.  This is especially important when you are trying to gain access to services to improve your life.
We have developed a range of self-advocacy resources and workshops and want to speak to our local communities about them. We want to support marginalised communities to use the resources and gain feedback on how you would like to see them develop.

Online event 

The Advonet Group will be running an online self-advocacy event called  Empowering Our Communities Through Self-Advocacy on Wednesday 28th October. This will include:

  • An introduction to self-advocacy, why it is important and new resources and support
  • Coproduction workshops – breakout groups looking at self-advocacy resources, workshops/training and group/peer advocacy available for your community and how these could be adapted for your needs
  • Action planning and setting up a steering/focus group to develop self-advocacy in Leeds

When and where? 

The event will run from 10am-12:30pm. It will take place on the Zoom app. You can join in by using video or audio, either on your laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
To book a free place, please go to
We will send out the Zoom details to everyone who has booked a place closer to the date of the event. If you have any questions about the event, please email us at [email protected] or call our office on 0113 244 0606 and ask for Bushra or Wendy.
Please note that this event is focused on self-advocacy and communities in the Leeds City Council area.