Sometimes it helps to have someone else who can speak on your behalf, and represent your views and interests. Perhaps you may need support in helping you to speak for yourself, especially in formal situations, or when you don’t feel very confident. A person who speaks on your behalf or who supports you to speak for yourself in this way is often called an ‘advocate’.

This section provides details of organisations in Essex that offer an advocacy service.

Batias Independent Advocacy Service

Batias’s vision is that there is an inclusive and safe society where the voices of vulnerable people, particularly those with a … Read more

Who the service provides for

Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities.

Phone number: 01375 389869
Operational locations: Essex, Southend-on-Sea

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) is for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.  … Read more

Email address: info@caraessex.org.uk
Phone number: 01206 769795
Operational locations: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester

Citizen Advocacy under the Care Act in Essex

Citizen advocates are volunteers who can help you understand your rights and choices and help you get your voice heard. … Read more

Who the service provides for

This service is available to people who are Essex residents, over the age of 18, with priority given to those who have recently received an assessment under the Care Act.

Email address: pohwer@pohwer.net
Phone number: 0300 456 2370
Operational locations: Essex

DIAL Basildon & South Essex

DIAL provides a free, confidential information and advice service on all issues affecting disabled people’s everyday lives, to enable and … Read more

Who the service provides for

Anybody with a disability related enquiry, e.g. disabled person, carer, relative, professionals, etc.

Phone number: 0333 366 1045 Mobile/Text 07786 088538 or 07826 902087
Operational locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock

Essex Advocacy

Essex Advocacy provides independent, qualified advocacy support across a range of issues for residents of Essex. Advocates are skilled in … Read more

Who the service provides for

Residents of Essex (excluding Southend, Thurrock and London Boroughs).

Phone number: 0300 34 35 736
Operational locations: Essex

Small Great Things (SGT)

Small Great Things (SGT) is a child-led initiative supported by adults in school settings. SGT is a small act that … Read more

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What an incredible day we had at The Multi-Schools Council (MSC) Anti-Bullying Event in March! Schools from all around the … Read more

Small Great Things – Shenfield St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Small Great Things (SGT) is a child-led initiative supported by adults in school settings. It encourages and celebrates small acts … Read more

Small Great Things – St. George’s Primary School

We spent a lovely afternoon with the Small Great Things (SGT) champions at St. George’s Primary School in Colchester. The … Read more

Small Great Things – Tip Toe Stage School

The adults at Tip Toe Stage School have been giving stickers out during their dance and stage classes to those … Read more