Enabling Ordinary lives
To establish and support voluntary, one to one relationships, between a person with a learning disability (Advocacy Partner) and an ordinary citizen (Citizen Advocate) in their community – someone who will help to speak up and empower their advocacy partner to lead a full and active life that reflect their personal choices.
Citizen Advocacy Inverness is where an ordinary person (a citizen) volunteers and becomes a long term advocate for a person with a learning disability (Advocacy Partner) in their community.
Citizen Advocates are suitably matched with a partner, so that they can become a regular part of their life. The partnership is built on trust, loyalty and friendship as well as confidentiality. This way the Citizen Advocate can speak up more effectively for their partner, empowering them to lead ordinary lives that reflect their personal choice.
Citizen advocacy may benefit individuals with a learning disability who may be socially isolated and who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and would like someone to speak up for them.
The role of the Citizen Advocacy Coordinator is to recruit, train and provide ongoing support to Citizen Advocates (or the partnership) and make sure they are matched to someone with similar interests.
For more information please contact:
Citizen Advocacy Co-ordinator
Telephone – 01463 233460
Meet the rest of the team.