Debate on advocacy
We asked:- In five years’ time will there be far more
advocates available for people with learning difficulties.
Here are the comments we received.
“About time too!”
“I have been working for a client advocacy agency since
August of last year.
After 28 years of working for social work agencies both in the
local authority and voluntary sector, I am finding client advocacy
as the article implies a type of new territory still being
developed in advocating for learning disabled adults.
With the support and encouragement of the management I have
enabled people to obtain benefits they were not receiving and also
keeping local authorities to their commitments when needed.
I believe that client advocacy is going to further develop in
the future and both local authorities and voluntary agencies should