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
Advocacy in all its different forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in our communities are able to:
- have their voice heard on issues that are important to them
- defend and safeguard their rights
- have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives
Advocacy is a process to support and enable people to:
- express their views and concerns
- access information and services
- exercise their rights and responsibilities
- explore choices and options.
Advocacy can be helpful in different situations where a person may:
- find it difficult to make their views known
- need others to listen and have their and views and wishes taken into account
An advocate is independent, representing a persons’ wishes and acting on their views, without judgement.
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.
Warrington Speak Up Advocacy Hub brings together a range of advocacy services making it easier for people to access the right kind of advocacy support at the time they need it and offering continuity of advocacy support.
Click here for Warrington Speak Up Advocacy Hub.