21-01-2021 at 12pm to 1pm
HOPE Project - Helping others participate and engage
Introduction to Independent Advocacy
The aim of this presentation is to give you a clear understanding of what independent advocacy is and the different types of advocacy. At the end of the presentation you will also be given the opportunity to get involved in the exciting, Age Cymru, HOPE project to support older people (50+) and carers in your community.
Fundamentally, advocacy is concerned with supporting people to express their views, wishes and feelings, and doesn’t work to what the individuals’ best interests are.
Our HOPE project will enable older people and carers to engage with professionals, participate in their communities, understand their rights as an older person, access information to make informed choices and have their voices heard.
HOPE is currently recruiting and training community-based volunteers all over Wales and will provide full training in order for them to provide independent advocacy support to local older people and carers so they can help shape the key decisions affecting their lives and avoid getting into a crisis.
Our volunteers will be providing support over the phone or via video call, where available, due to the current Covid-19 situation. Age Cymru wants to ensure the safety of all its staff and volunteers and is following Welsh Government and Public Health Wales Guidance.
To find out more about HOPE and how you can be trained to become a Volunteer Advocate and support people in your community, email: