Individual advocacy is independent of any other providers. Independent advocacy promotes, protects and supports a person’s full and equal human rights.
GdA advocates support and work on behalf of a person with disability to speak out and defend their rights and interests. An advocate works with you one-to-one or can support you to advocate for yourself.
Individual advocacy means being on the side of the person with a disability and no-one else.
Your advocate will listen to you, identify the issues they can help with, provide information about the options for addressing the issues and help you present and express your views and wishes to others.
GdA also helps people individually or in groups to understand and defend their rights.
Sometimes an advocate will refer you to another organisation that is better able to help you with your issue. This will always be discussed with you first.