EDA Deaf Project - Advocacy, Information and Advice for Enfield’s Deaf Community.
Tel: 07919 247843
This number is intended mainly for deaf people who can either Facetime or SMS.
Enfield Advocacy Service
Who are we?
EAS is a partnership of established local advocacy providers comprising of Enfield Disability Action (EDA), Age UK Enfield, Mind in Enfield, Community Aid, Wellbeing Connect, London Brokerage Network and CAPE (Carers And Parents of adults with Learning Disabilities in Enfield). The service is funded by and delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Enfield.
What is an Advocate?
An advocate is someone who can support you to speak up for yourself or to speak for you if you find this difficult. There are lots of ways an advocate can help, they can help you to understand your rights, to speak up if you are not happy about something and to make choices about your life. Advocates work in partnership with the people they support so they can be more in control of their life. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.
Services we provide:
Individual One to One Advocacy
Bespoke one to one advocacy support from a named advocate with an identified advocacy issue. Includes for example support to prepare for and attend a meeting, support to voice views and understand systems and processes. Help to resolve complaints. Help to identify options and choices. Support to access services and resolve specific issues.
Self - Advocacy Groups
For disabled and older people who have shared experiences and wish to come together to speak and act collectively on issues important to them. Groups are facilitated at a number of community settings and also provide peer advocacy support. The groups facilitate consultation on a variety of issues.
EAS provides a free advocacy service to: Disabled and Older People from all communities living in Enfield. Those with sensory and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, autism and aspergers, physical disabilities and long term health conditions, mental health issues, older people and family carers. EAS provides Advocacy information sessions and workshops.
The service is confidential, independent, empowering and accessible with a focus on enabling individuals and groups to have a voice. EAS promotes self-advocacy, peer advocacy and mentoring. The service also provides volunteering opportunities.
EAS Codes of practice for Advocacy and Quality Standards for Advocacy are available on request.
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