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Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project is a London based charity specialising in Advocacy and User Involvement. They work with people with learning disabilities, people using or wishing to use mental health services and older people.

The project exists to enable people:

  • To have their voice heard and listened to so they can live the life they choose.
  • To uphold their rights so they receive the care and treatment that meets their needs.
  • To understand their options and make their own choices.

There are 2 projects running in Camden:

SURGE: is the User Involvement project for people with learning disabilities in Camden SURGE helps people with learning disabilities have a say in their health and social care services.

Training People: We run training (for professionals) about people with learning disabilities. There is also an 'Easy Info' team which makes health leaflets easy to read and trains the Council and NHS how make websites and telephone lines easier to use. (part of SURGE project)

For more info: surge@advocacyproject.org.uk

www.advocacyproject.org.uk/borough/camden/

Address:
The Advocacy Project , 73 St. Charles Square , London , W10 6EJ
Area serviced:
London
Telephone:
020 8969 3000
Opening times:
Get in touch by phone, email or online form
Train/tube:
Ladbroke Grove (tube)
Sector:
Voluntary

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice