OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
SANDWELL ADVOCACY PROVIDES INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY THROUGHOUT SANDWELL, PROMOTING RIGHTS, VOICE AND EMPOWERMENT.
Sandwell Advocacy is a registered charity who have been providing independent advocacy throughout Sandwell since 1993. As such we are a well-established community-based organisation with a proven track record of providing high quality advocacy support. We support vulnerable individuals who feel that their needs, rights and wishes have not been considered when planning and delivering a range of health, education and social care services. We have a team of qualified advocacy practitioners and trained volunteer advocates delivering a range of specialist advocacy projects throughout Sandwell.
We support individuals who feel that they have no meaningful involvement in decisions that are made which directly affect their lives. Advocacy is for people who find it difficult to get their opinions about themselves and their issues listened to. Advocacy is about giving individuals real control over their lives. We adopt an outcome focused approach that works with individuals to ensure they are placed at the heart of the decision-making process. We support people to ensure that they can explore choices open to them, to discuss options and ensure that people make informed decisions. Ultimately, we work to empower people to have more say and control over what happens in their lives. We aim to ensure that individuals feel more confident to articulate their needs, rights and wishes more effectively as a result of accessing our advocacy service.