What is self-advocacy?

self advocacy

Self-advocacy is about people with learning disabilities being in control of their own lives.

This means speaking up about what they want and being listened to. It means being able to choose things for themselves. It could mean being able to travel independently. It could mean being in charge of their own care.

Disability Rights UK describes self-advocacy as:

“the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings.

Self-advocacy means you know your rights and responsibilities, you speak-up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.”

We offer tailored self-advoacy training for future advocates or those looking to support advocates. Click below for more information.