What is advocacy?
Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to:
Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
Defend and safeguard their rights.
Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
Express their views and concerns.
Access information and services.
Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
Explore choices and options.
An advocate is someone who provides advocacy support when you need it.
An advocate might help you access information you need or go with you to meetings or interviews, in a supportive role.
You may want your advocate to write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel able to speak for yourself.
Our advocates will spend time with you to get to know your views and wishes and work closely to the Advocacy Code of Practice
This is a free and confidential service for sheds members, their family and friends. This service has been funded by the Welsh Government.
We have two part time Advocates and you can make contact using the phone numbers or emails below.
Alternatively please speak first with your Men’s Sheds Development Officer who visits your ‘shed’, and he can make contact for you.
All information and communications between you and our Advocates will remain confidential unless you tell us something which leads us to believe you or someone else may be at risk of serious harm or abuse, or assisting a serious criminal offence – or if there is a court order for disclosure.
North: Tony Wan
South: Peter Jones