As a volunteer advocate you would join our hardworking team, delivering advocacy to a diverse range of people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged
This is a rewarding role and requires someone who is caring, compassionate and empathetic and resilient, when faced with a challenging situation.
The role may require you to attend meetings, visits and liaise with clients and health and social care professionals, by phone and email.
You will be pivotal in empowering your client and ensuring their voice is heard and their rights are upheld.
Reporting to: Advocacy Manager
Contract: Voluntary Position
Salary: Expenses will be provided
People First Independent Advocacy is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, providing a wide range of support and information services across the North of England, aimed at helping people to live informed, respected, healthy, and fulfilled lives. We have been delivering services for 31 years and have a deep understanding of our communities and the unique challenges they bring. We also deliver People First Services, a registered charity, the object of which is the relief of people with learning difficulty.
Our Head office is based in Carlisle, supported by offices in Barrow and Lancashire.
People First offers a range of Advocacy support including Care Act Advocacy, Self-Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Capacity Advocacy and NHS complaints Advocacy.
Advocacy is an amazing tool which empowers people, whom for whatever reason, can find themselves feeling vulnerable at any time in their lives by providing relevant advice, support, and information.
As a volunteer advocate you will join our Advocacy team which supports people from all over Cumbria on a wide range of issues including accessing information, safeguard issues, delays in Local authority processes and support under a deprivation of liberty safeguard authorisation.
You will work alongside people to support them to feel confident to speak up for themselves, have their rights and choices respected and be listened to.