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We provide independent advocacy to vulnerable adults and children in Hampshire.
We provide individual advocacy and self advocacy groups for vulnerable children, young people and adults, to ensure they have a voice, choice and rights. This includes working with people who are non verbal or have communication difficulties (known as non instructed advocacy). Our aim is to offer advocacy to Hampshire residents who are struggling to get the right care and support. However, most of our work is project funded for specific geographical areas in Hampshire or people with certain characteristics (for example a learning disability and/or autism).
People and their families (and some professionals) tell us that it has never been more difficult to get the right care and support. We work with people in a very different way than other services so that everything we do with you and on your behalf is person centred and at your pace. As part of local communities in Hampshire, we have first hand knowledge of activities and support networks. We have extensive knowledge of health and social care legislation so can talk to services on your behalf ‘in their language’.
“Being part of the self advocacy groups has really helped me settle into Basingstoke after moving here a year ago.”
“Thanks for confirming [the referral]. To reiterate what I said in my last email, the service provided so far from Speakeasy has been very helpful and much appreciated.”
The weight loss charts the advocate did with me have helped me eat the right foods. It’s made a real difference to my life I have never felt so happy. It’s stopped me going back to the dark place (self harm).”
“Thanks for your quick response. I rang the family to say I had made the referral and they said the advocate was seeing them the next day!”
“I have heard such great things about your Advocacy Safety Net Project from the Social Prescribers, it will be such a shame if it can’t continue”
“Without you I am not sure where I could have gone, or what would have happened”
‘Thank you for all your support with K as I haven’t a clue where to start with finding employment opportunities and helping them become more independent, I am struggling with day to day issues that K presents’.
“Thank you so much for persevering with us, we really appreciate you checking in with us over a period of time. So many other services are quick to ‘close your case’ and you have to chase them up”
“Thank you very much for all your time, effort and support; it has meant a lot and helped me immensely.”
Many thanks for all your help and support with all our patients that we have referred to you and I hope that Speakeasy are able to get hold of some more funds as your services are amazing.’
“I am impressed with how much you have achieved for people living in the Hart & Rushmoor area, I’m surprised what you have done with a small team! Amazing work unpicking the issues that others didn’t understand or have time to explore”