Leeds Advocacy Network

Leeds Advocacy Network

The Leeds Advocacy Network is a new network of local organisations and community groups who offer a wide range of formal and informal advocacy as part of what they do. Its aim is to help strengthen advocacy support as a whole throughout Leeds, reaching everyone we can.

There are many benefits to joining the network, including:

  • Getting information and advice about advocacy
  • Opportunities for peer learning
  • The opportunity to participate in strategic advocacy – help the city draw on the experiences of people who use our services by looking at what is working well , what challenges there are and suggest improvements to health and social care

If your organisation or community group would like to join, all you need to do is contact us and we’ll take care of the rest. Membership is completely free! You do, however, need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Provide either formal or informal advocacy to the people you support
  • Be based or have a base in Leeds
What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is working with you to:

Listen to what you want and act on your behalf at all times

Think about what choices you have

Put forward your views so they are heard

Stand up for your rights and interests

Advocacy is free, independent and confidential.
Advocacy training

We run a free two-day training course called Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills training. The next course, which is in November 2018, has limited spaces still available.

If you cannot attend the course, we will be offering a shorter course in the New Year and adapted courses to increase access to this training.

You can find out more on our Training page.

Leeds Advocacy Network leaflet

Leaflet coming soon.

Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills Training

Our FREE two-day advocacy training course has a few places left. It takes place on Monday 26th November and Thursday 29th November 2018. Click on the button below to find out more  and book your free place.

Join the Leeds Advocacy Network

The Leeds Advocacy Network is completely free to join. If you are from an organisation or community group in Leeds that offers formal and informal advocacy and would like to help it grow, please fill in the form below and we’ll be back in touch.

*Please note that we will only use the information you give us to contact you about the Leeds Advocacy Network and nothing else.

Members of the Leeds Advocacy Network

Advonet

Advonet's partner, Age UK Leeds advocacy service, provides free, independent confidential advice and support for older people

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