Citizen advocates wanted to give people a voice

Citizen Advocates wanted to give people a voice

Advonet are looking for volunteers to support adults with learning disabilities in Leeds as Citizen Advocates. Citizen Advocates are fully-trained volunteers who support adults with learning disabilities with a range of things including:

  • Visiting a client, or clients, and coming to know their values, wishes and preferences
  • Being independent of professionals who provide services such as housing, care and support
  • Being independent of the client’s family
  • Building a one-to-one relationship and advocating for the client, or advocacy partner, when needed
  • Identifying the client’s choices and decisions, but not making or influencing them

Full training over four days is provided and includes learning disabilities awareness, safeguarding and our two-day Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills course in May.

If you are interested, please email Julia at julia.kinch@advonet.org.uk or go to advonet.org.uk/Join-Us/
Volunteers if you would like more information.

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