Get your voice heard – find an advocate
Get someone to help you speak up and be heard. This person is sometimes called an 'advocate'.
An advocate will:
- listen to you
- go to meetings with you
- make phone calls for you
- write letters with you
- help you understand information.
Advocates are trained to do their job. They don't work for the council.
An advocate will not tell you what to do. They will not do things without you asking them to.
You can also call POhWER to find an advocate:
POhWER are a charity and the advocacy, information and advice services they provide is free, independent and confidential.