Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: Some people are able to self-advocate and speak up for themselves without assistance to insure that their needs and wishes are clearly expressed and acted upon. Others need assistance. Advocates and advocacy services exist to give independent help to enable people to take control of their lives, explore and express their own needs and access the services and support they need to meet their needs.

Category: adult social care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms

Services mentioning Advocacy

Gwent Access to Advocacy - (Gwent Access to Advocacy) Advocacy

Advisers on the helpline can provide information and advice on advocacy, can advise on entitlement to advocacy based on care and support needs, and can signpost and refer to relevant advocacy services and other specialist services. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm. (Newport residents should contact Dewis Centre for Independent Living).

SASI - (UCAN Productions) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Come and join Alys every fortnight at the wonderful Sight Life Centre, Cardiff, CF10 1BR. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. There are also opportunities to access our recording studio space there, to make podcasts, radio content, or simply engage with the stimulating possibilities offered by music and sound technology. 18+ years old. Bi-weekly on a Wednesday 11:30am-2:15pm at Sight Life Centre, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff.

Sight Cymru - Supporting People - (Sight Cymru) Welfare benefits advice

We can provide help and support for independent living as well as benefits advice and advocacy and help accessing their services. Assessments are carried out at the individual’s home.

UCAN Creative Workshops - (UCAN Productions) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

UCAN creates and delivers creative arts and learning programmes which help and enable our members to develop physical and vocal confidence, raise aspirations and develop individual abilities. Workshop activities also serve to improve self-advocacy skills in relation to issues and topics relevant to our members.

Vocaleyes Consultancy - (Vocaleyes) --uncategorised--

Audits of your current access provision for blind and partially sighted visitors (visitor experience, online and programmed events); audience advocacy sessions (reaching and growing your blind and partially sighted audiences); inclusive design workshops; advice on digital technology solutions.