Warrington Speak Up is an independent advocacy organisation actively promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice. Through the delivery of quality advocacy services we aim to strengthen the voice of Warrington residents who face discrimination, disadvantage and social isolation.
Our team of paid staff, trustees, volunteers and self advocates work together to enable all people to:
- have their voice heard
- have their views and aspirations actively considered
- have their rights upheld
- their contributions to society valued
- enjoy the freedom to live life to the full
- be kept safe from all types of abuse
All our activity is based upon the following advocacy definition:
“Advocacy supports and enables people who have difficulty representing their interests, to exercise their rights, express their views, explore and make informed choices.
Independent Advocacy supports the person regardless of the demands and concerns of others. It challenges the causes and effects of injustice, oppression and abuse and upholds human rights.”
(Policy into practice – national support local delivery).
Advocacy supports and enables people who find it difficult or lack the confidence to speak up, to express their views, exercise their rights and make informed choices.
Advocacy is available to any Warrington resident over the age of 18 or disabled young person over the age of 16.
Advocacy is free, confidential and independent.
Click here for Speak Up Together Advocacy Hub.