Giving you a VOICE
Supporting you to access your RIGHTS
Being be part of your COMMUNITY
We are an independent, community based advocacy organisation that has been providing advocacy in Basingstoke since the mid 1990s.
In April 2014 we expanded to cover Andover & Test Valley and Winchester & District areas of Hampshire. In December 2015 we began working in Hart & Rushmoor.
We are a User Led Organisation as all of our Trustees have experience of services directly or as family carers.
"The Person Centred Plan has been helpful for support workers. X has been able to meet up with an old friend as the advocate listened to her wishes." (the advocate worked in a 'non instructed' way as X has a severe learning disability and is non verbal)
"Thank you for making X feel so welcome at the group"
"The advocate has done a wonderful job. The client remembers her name and he never does that".
"You are the first person in all of this that has given me a way forward."
"Just explaining things to you has made me feel better. You've been very understanding and you listened to me".
"I really enjoy working with advocacy, I am learning so much"
"I'm pleased that the Advocate is going to get involved as she understands the needs of people with a learning disability and autism".
"You are the only person he has engaged with"
"I can talk to my Advocate and he listens to me"
"I always sing the praises of Speakeasy. I'm pleased when I see you are supporting a young person at a Child Looked After meeting."