Our Support and Advocacy Team offer guidance, specialist support, information and the listening ear that our community needs. Our aim is to support you to reach your full potential, make informed decisions about your health and social care, and access the care you need, when you need it.
We enhance our services with personal experiences, access to a community of peer support and collaboration with healthcare professionals. Every year we reach 1,750 families and recently experienced a 12.6% increase in demand for our services. Our Support and Advocacy Team work across the UK, averaging 2,655 miles per month visiting our members and provide them with vital support and advocacy.
From a single advocacy officer, back in 1986 funded by BBC Children in Need, covering the whole of the UK, the Society’s highly skilled Support and Advocacy Team now supports over 1,750 families and individuals in all aspects of social care as well as access to special educational needs and clinical management.