What is advocacy?
Advocacy is helping people to say what they want, understand their rights and get the information and services they need.
What is an advocate?
An advocate will:
- meet with you a safe place and a time to meet that suits you
- listen to you
- follow your instructions
- talk to other people with you or for you, if you ask them to
- write letters and emails
An advocate will not:
- pass on information that you share with us, unless there is a risk to yourself or others, or you give us permission
- tell you what to do
Who can Haven Advocacy support?
People in any of these circumstances:
- have physical disabilities
- are aged 50+
- are caring for someone without being paid
- have hearing or vision disabilities
- have learning disabilities (for people in North and Mid Devon)
To enquire, call 01392 822 377 or email email@example.com.
For people who are Deaf please contact Kristy by text on 07841 204 398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all referrals please contact the Devon Advocacy Consortium on 0300 343 5707 or text 07824 905339, or email email@example.com. Opening times: weekdays from 9am - 5pm and 9am - 7pm on Thursdays.
Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.
We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.
There are a number of ways you can contact us:
By telephone: 01392 459222
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By SMS: 07958 517919
By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW