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What does advocacy mean?


Advocacy is when a person helps you to be heard.

We offer different kinds of advocate support here at OPAL, independent advocate support and peer advocacy through – The Go Group.

Independent advocate support

People who work at OPAL believe it is your voice that is important. This means only you tell your advocate what to do.

An advocate is a person who is trained to support you to make your voice and your wishes heard.

Your OPAL advocate can

• Help you to find information
• Give you time to think about your choices
• Help you to say what you want

Common problems we help people with are about money, work, relationships, where to live, housing and making complaints.

We hope that working with an advocate will give you the confidence to speak up for yourself in future.

Advocacy is free. It will not cost you anything.

Please contact us for more information and to request advocacy support. Click for contact form or telephone 0161 633 5544


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