Wales Council of the Blind

Self Advocacy

Definition: Some people are able to self-advocate: this means speak up for themselves without assistance to ensure 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 Self Advocacy

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.

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.