The Advocacy Training People

Paid for training from The Advocacy People in Bromley

Before we get started, we would like to understand how you, as a Bromley voluntary sector organisation, would like to access free advocacy skills training for your staff, volunteers and the people you work with.

To this end, we would be grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire (closing date 17th September):

The Advocacy People believe in a society where people feel in control of their lives and are confident to speak up when decisions are being made about them, particularly about health and social care issues. Where people can’t speak up for themselves, we want to ensure that there is someone in their corner to help them speak, or speak on their behalf, whether this is a professional or a family member/friend.

 

We see our mission as one of transforming the capability, connectedness and capacity of communities, as well as delivering services to individuals. By taking an asset-based approach, advocacy has the capacity to be a transformational intervention, developing life skills and self-reliance so that people feel able to speak up for themselves and the people around them.

 

Advocating for others means putting them at the centre, without judgment or imposition of one’s own views, supporting them to understand the process, ask the right questions, understand and weigh up the options, reach an informed decision and speak up about what they want.

 

Through funding from Bromley Well Innovation Fund, we are delighted to be able to offer free advocacy skills training in the Borough.  The project will have three strands of training:

  • To upskill the VCSE sector to feel confident in using advocacy skills and principles as part of their toolkit. 

  • For people in Bromley who are advocating for the people around them (eg carers)

  • For people in Bromley who wish to self-advocate but are lacking the confidence in how to go about this

If you have any queries, please email training@theadvocacypeople.org.uk