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  • Equal Voice - Volunteer Advocates Preparation Course

    Created: 27/02/2019

    When: 1.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 13 March 2019
    Where: Equal Voice, Frances Industrial Park, Dysart, KY1 2XZ
    This event is being organised by Equal Voice
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Equal Voice are hosting a free preparation course for volunteer advocates. They do this by matching up a partner with an advocate, which forms a partnership. This is carried out with the support of ordinary members of the public, who volunteer to become citizen advocates. By becoming an advocate you will learn new skills, challenge your negotiating and listening skills, be unbiased and supportive. You can help your partner to source information and choices, deal with conflicts, reduce and manage risks to their safety, promote independence and self-esteem, whilst representing their right to an ordinary life. These are skills most ordinary people have when sticking up for themselves, what they look for are people who think they can transfer these skills to speak up for another person when needed.

    Equal Voice are actively recruiting citizen advocates and offer full training with ongoing support to applicants. Full PVG screening will be undertaken, prior to being matched with a partner. When matched and an advocacy partnership is formed both parties will benefit hugely, the partner has someone just for them, who listens and talks things over, without judgement and the advocate can expect to gain new and invaluable skills, whilst helping a member of their community to live with freedom and choice. They both can expect to have found a trusted new friend. Citizen Advocacy can be both fulfilling and fun!

    If you are interested in attending please contact Equal Voice by using the contact details provided below.

    Phone: 01592 653 754
    E-mail: [email protected]

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