Last month, we welcomed people from many different charities and community groups in Leeds to our Advocacy Together event. On the day, we had talks from two organisations who received grants to help build up their existing advocacy work. We also had talks about the innovative ways in which advocacy can help to make people from marginalised communities heard.

At the event, we had a group exercise, asking participants to say what they thought advocacy was. For this, we asked the following questions:

  • What is advocacy?
  • Are you doing advocacy without knowing it? Advocacy covers a lot of things – no one model fits all
  • How can we make advocacy more person-led?
  • How can we do more advocacy together?

Downloadable report

We had a lot of great feedback from the exercise, talking about areas such as making advocacy more person-led and accessible. To give you an idea of the wide range of answers and ideas that were spoken about, we have put together a report from the event.

Inside, it has answers to all the questions asked, listed in easy-to-follow bullet points. To download a copy of the report, please click on the button below:

For any questions about this, the event itself or anything arising from it, please email us at [email protected].