Having Your Say (Advocacy)





Disability RightsAdvocacy – this is having your say 



Listen to us



Advocacy is making sure you are listened to.  This could be what you need or what you think.


Support for complex needs


Advocacy gives support for people with complex needs and communication difficulties



 I want to speakThere are different kinds of advocacy:


Self Advocacy is when people to speak up for themselves





Citizen Advocacy is where an advocate works with a person with a learning disability and helps them speak up for what they want


Mental Capacity



Mental Capacity Advocates support people who lack capacity and have no-one to speak up for them. They help people make important decisions about medical treatment and where they should live




If you have difficulty getting your voice heard or if you need help to make a complaint


Click here to find out the best way to contact us if you have comments, compliments or complaints


Dudley Voices for Choices logoDudley Voices for Choice (DVC)

Dudley Voices for Choice is a self advocacy group for people in Dudley who have a learning disability or autism

They help people speak up for themselves

Click here to learn more about Dudley Voices for Choice and what they do


Useful Links

Click here to see Dudley Voices for Choice website





Click here to see “I Wanna Be” film



Dudley AdvocacyDudley Advocacy

Dudley Advocacy work alongside vulnerable people who have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems and older people to ensure that theirs voices are heard


Click here to find out more about Dudley Advocacy 


Useful Links


Click here to find out more by visiting Dudley Advocacy’s website


Disability RightsChanging Our Lives

Changing Our Lives is a rights-based organisation that works in with people with disabilities of all ages to get  equality, good health and social inclusion


Useful Links


Click here to visit Changing Our Lives website


Parents, carers and supportersDudley Users Forum


Parents and carers get together at Dudley Users Forum


They meet to talk about things they are interested in

They can find out about changes in services

They meet people from Social Services to talk about how things can get better



Telephone: Dale Pickin

Tel: 01384 573381




Community Care Project, Dudley CVS, 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY53EE


 Centre for Inclusive Living (CIL)

The Centre for Inclusive Living are a user led organisation run by and for disabled people of all ages

They  provide information, social care support, advocacy support meetings


Useful Links


Click here for more information and to visit the CIL website




Tel: 01384 348095