How we can help 

Advocates support people so that their views are heard and their rights upheld. 

Advocates help people to put their feelings and views across when decisions are being made about their life. 

Advocates give support which will enable a person to make choices. 

Advocates enable the person to speak for themselves or in some situations speak on a person’s behalf. 

Advocates act for the person making links with other people and organisations as appropriate. 

Advocates work on a one-to-one basis with the person to develop that person’s confidence, wherever possible, whilst trying to ensure that the person feels as empowered as possible to take control of their own life. 

Helping you to speak up 

EMPOWERING, ENABLING, SUPPORTING 

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Empowerment 

We help you to find a voice, and give you the support and assistance to make sure your voice is heard. 

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Confidentiality

We do not share information with other organisations without your prior permission. There are exceptions to this which can be discussed with your advocate if necessary. 

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Equal opportunities 

Thurrock Advocacy Service works to promote equal opportunities and fair treatment in the running of the Service without discrimination, in accordance with the Protected Characteristics of any individual as provided for under the Equality Act 2010.