What is Advocacy?
Having the opportunity to speak up for ourselves and represent others with whom we share the same concerns.
Knowing what our rights are, and seeing that they are respected.
Being able to be ourselves and get to know what we want from life.
- Having access to information and not being isolated.
- Making our own choices, having the right to say ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘I will think about it’.
- Having a say in deciding the services we receive.
Being with people and having the chance to build relationships.
Feeling empowered to change the way services are run.